Events

National Prayer Livestream

Every Sunday evening several hundred people from our churches across Scotland join in our National Prayer Livestream. 

Canopy 

Canopy 23-25 October

Canopy is a new online gathering for all Scottish Baptist Churches. Over the weekend we will pray together, listen to God’s word, hear inspirational speakers, tell stories of what God is doing in his church and expect him to speak into our lives and communities.

The programme will begin with a national prayer event on the Friday evening. There will be two plenary sessions on Saturday morning, plus special programmes for children and young people, then a wide range of seminars on Saturday afternoon. Lockdown restrictions permitting, we hope that groups of friends will meet in their homes to watch together and share food and conversation around the events.

Canopy will conclude with an online worship event on the Sunday morning, which local congregations can join in with in full, or include a segment of this in their worship gathering.

More details to follow.

CMD Programme 2020

The way we hold our meetings is under constant review and will be in line with Scottish Government guidelines. Should meetings be held over Zoom, the cost will be reduced to £10 and the time will reduce to 1½ to 2 hours maximum. If you register for an event we will contact you with more information nearer the time.

Growing in Personal Prayer

Deep down, we all know of the importance of personal prayer, and yet it can often be neglected in the busy life of a pastor. We develop hard-nosed skills of self-dependence. We’re expected to pray for others and pray with others. What valuable rhythms of personal praying have we found helpful? During this workshop we will share and explore practices that have been especially helpful in creating a sustainable and regular dependence on God.

Led by Pam Fulton Easterhouse Baptist Church & Hannah Montgomery from Central Church, Edinburgh

Wednesday 23 September
9.30-12.30

Easterhouse Baptist Church
18 Westerhouse Road Glasgow G34 9PD

Cost: £15

Wednesday 23 September
13.30-16.30

Easterhouse Baptist Church
18 Westerhouse Road Glasgow G34 9PD

Cost: £15

Autism and the Church

Led by Grant Macaskill, Professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen.

Pre-accredited Spiritual Retreat Day

Each autumn we set aside a day for pre-accredited ministers to withdraw in an atmosphere of retreat, for prayer, quietness, reflection and contemplation. It is important for all ministers to learn the importance of pausing with God in the midst of busy times and the requirement to attend this day will help you to practise that habit.

Led by Rev Dr Lina Toth, Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology at the Scottish Baptist College

Friday 2 October
10.00-16.00

Gowanbank SU Scotland Centre
Darvel, Ayrshire KA17 0LL

Cost: Free

Wednesday 18 November
10.00-13.15

Meeting via Zoom

Cost: £10

The Lord’s Supper and Reconciliation

Led by Rev Dr Steve Holmes, St Andrew’s University This seminar is co-hosted by the Scottish Baptist College.

Resources

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Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of our Union. The prayer calendar is a framework to help individuals or congregations pray for all our churches throughout the year.  Every Sunday evening several hundred people from our churches across Scotland join in our National Prayer Livestream.