Saturday 11 November 2023
On Saturday 11th November, 267 people gathered across 6 venues and online for our 2023 Ordinary Assembly.
It was an encouraging morning!
Rev Dr Tim MacBride, Principal of Morling College, brought a keynote address highlighting the need for us as a movement to be developing more pastoral leaders. A panel discussion followed exploring these realities and ways forward for developing leaders for us as a movement. Tim’s address and the panel discussion can be accessed here.
Encouraging stories were shared of how we are seeing churches embrace mission and seeing people discipled into and in the faith. We also heard stories of effective partnerships promoting mission across the movement. The 40th Anniversary of Woolloomooloo Baptist Church/Hopestreet Inner City Ministries was celebrated. This session also included several stories of how churches participated in National Baptism Week in October. If your church saw Baptisms happen as part of this national initiative, we would love to share them with the movement! Visit the Crossover Baptism Hub to share your stories.
Assembly also approved an updated Code of Ethics and Conduct for Accredited Ministers and Procedures for Handling Allegations. The updated documents are now available to view on our website using the links above.
We heard countless stories of how God’s making our Gen1K vision a reality across our movement. And we were reminded of our Matching Grant. Every donation made by individuals to the Gen1K vision between now and the end of December, and every contribution by a church over and above its 2022 contribution level, will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor who believes whole-heartedly in this shared vision. Your contribution will have twice the impact! You can contribute HERE.
Thursday 2 November: 7:45pm – 8:30pm
We would like to invite you to join us for an online prayer gathering on Thursday 2 November from 7:45pm to 8:30pm as we lift The Gathering incorporating the Ordinary Assembly in prayer. We want to be committed to being reliant on the Holy Spirit and to humbly recognise God’s leading in all that is before us.
If you are a pastor, leader, or member/attendee of one of the Baptist Churches in our movement we would love to invite you to this online prayer gathering. See the important details below:
Where: Online via Zoom
Time: 7:45pm – 8:30pm
Registrations are now open and you can register to attend our prayer gathering by clicking the button above. You will be sent the Zoom link directly from Zoom on registration.