Archives: #transformations

What is Prison Chaplaincy?

What is Prison Chaplaincy?

What is Prison Chaplaincy? As we continue our series looking at different forms of Chaplaincy, Graham Bell, Chaplain at HMP Glen Ochil and minister of St. Ninians Community Church in Stirling provides some insight into the role of the prison chaplain. Scotland...

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All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell

All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell

All Change at BUS – Saying Farewell By Jenny Wilson, Connect Editor It’s all change at BUS just now. At the end of August, we said farewell to three of our colleagues who have served with us for a number of years. Jim Purves, Peter Dick and Lynn Scott have all stepped...

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Fruitful in a New Season

Fruitful in a New Season

Fruitful in a New Season By Martin Hodson, BUS General Director Last year we were wondering what the ‘new normal’ would be. It’s more common now to hear people talking about the ‘new different’. The experience of ‘normal’ still feels a long way off, but some...

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Canopy 2021 – Joining Together Locally!

Canopy 2021 – Joining Together Locally!

I recently heard of the local hub gatherings for the Magnitude festival just a couple of weeks ago and how the young people met to worship and pray together, watch the teaching videos and discuss what they had been participating in. What a great idea – a national gathering but with localised hubs of people coming together!

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Empowering Change Fund Grants

Empowering Change Fund Grants

Baptist Buildings CIO usually provide loans for churches to renovate and upgrade their buildings or purchase new buildings. However, they do also award grants for certain church projects too including improving disabled access and upgrade work to tired church kitchens. We thought we would pass on this information to our churches – could your church benefit from one of these grants? Please contact Baptist Buildings directly for further information.

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Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

Building Community – Circles, Not Rows

I read a line in a Christian book recently which talked about doing ‘life in circles, not in rows’, and it stopped me in my tracks.

It was speaking about the need for community within churches, not just sitting in rows on a Sunday morning, but about genuine, deep community around the meal table, the team table and seeing church as family where people really do know each other and care for each other.

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Phone Call at Dedridge

Phone Call at Dedridge

Phone Call at Dedridge By Kieran Banks, Minister of Dedridge Baptist Church Kyle has kindly given us permission to share his story. The phone rang and an anxious, uncertain voice introduced itself. Kyle lives near our church, and during lockdown began to feel a...

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Who are we as we come out of Lockdown?

Who are we as we come out of Lockdown?

Who are we as we come out of Lockdown? By Ali Laing, Next Generation Development Co-ordinator Summer 2021 seems to be marking a time that we begin to get something resembling normality. Despite some small increases in infections hospital admissions seem to have...

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