Connecting Baptist churches in mission

Connecting Baptist churches in mission

Connecting Baptist churches in mission

Connecting Baptist churches in mission

The Baptist Union of Scotland is a network of over 150 churches across the length and breadth of Scotland. We are local churches who recognise that if we are to fulfil the commission Jesus has given his disciples, it is better to work together than continue alone.

We are a relational network who support one another through prayer and encouragement. We share resources and experience in mission. We equip and accredit leaders. We work together to develop vision and ensure legal compliance.

We hope you encounter a rich range of resources, opportunities, news and stories here, along with information on events, prayer and ministry


Our ambition is to see Increase in all our churches around the country, and we are focusing on three strategic priorities:

  • Prayer – defining ourselves as a prayer network
  • Planting Churches – investing in new congregations, revitalisations and innovative new churches
  • Developing Pathways – for training and equipping church planters and evangelistic leaders

Increase Regional Prayer Gatherings

One of our key priorities with the Increase Vision is Prayer and especially praying together.

We have launched a series of prayer gatherings around the country over the coming months, in partnership with local churches, to bring together churches in regions all across Scotland.

These opporutnities are to pray together, to worship God, to create space to listen and creatively explore the vision for Increase.

You can find all the details in our events page, or by clicking on the image!

Increase: Online National Prayer Gathering

On 21-23 March there will be an Increase Prayer Intensive and as part of that a great opportunity for us to gather together ON ZOOM from all parts of the nation to pray together. 

It’s going to be on WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH at 8pm for around an hour. You can join on your own from your living room or if churches want to join together then feel free to do that and when we use break out rooms – you can pray together where you are. 

This is the link you need to join
Meeting ID: 897 9685 8438
Passcode: 272362

Increase: National Prayer Intensive

FROM 21-23 MARCH leaders from all around the Scottish Baptist church network will be gathering to pray, every day at 8am and 1pm.

This is an opportunity to unite from around the country as we seek God’s voice and vision for the future of Baptist churches in Scotland, and for the people in our cities, towns, villages and communities.

We invite you to join together with us on Wednesday 22nd at 8pm.

Canopy Summer 2023


This year we are praying and planning for Increase, to see God move and to grow in our faith, our understanding, our experience, our evangelism and our discipleship.

Canopy Summer is a brilliant opportunity to gather together for worship, learning and fun. Last year hundreds of us gathered from around the country, and this year we have a bigger venue and even more to look forward to.

All the details can be found in our Canopy events page!

Church Planting Taster Course

Have you been wondering what all this talk about church planting is? Perhaps you have a wee inkling toward church planting and want to think about it more? Has God stirred you about church planting, but you don’t know what the next steps should be? Is your church looking to Increase through church planting? 


Well, the good news is we have a course for you. As part of our Increase vision, we have spoken about our “three P’s”, Prayer, Planting and Pathways. We are delighted to offer the first part of our church planting pathway, our Church Planting Taster Course, a partnership with Forge Scotland. 


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CMD Programme 2023

We have just released the first dates for the CMD 2023 Programme!

BUS offer a variety of training workshops across the year and you can find all the information on retreats, courses, development opportunities and how to book on our CMD page.