Entries by Geoff

Counting the costs and benefits

The fee which churches are being asked to pay for the Baptist Union of Wales Consolidated Budget 2023 is £18.50 per member, an increase of 50p or 2.8 per cent on last year’s figure. This charge inevitably leads to a number of questions about how the union spends the money. BUW General Secretary Judith Morris […]

Join the fight against poverty

Give… Act…Pray! That was the best way for people to get involved with and support organisations like Tearfund as they battled to fight poverty and injustice in communities across the world. Dr Cynan Llwyd, Tearfund Cymru Team Lead, threw down this challenge when he spoke to representatives of Baptist churches from across Gwent. “We must […]

Back in Contact!

After a long spell of absence, it’s great to be able to say our newsletter, Contact is up and running again. Production difficulties and then the Covid-19 pandemic knocked the feet from under us but now we are rearing to go again with a bright new look. Contact, first published in March/April 2014, is designed […]

Prayer Plan

The Revds John Forman and Tim Moody have developed another 24-hour prayer plan followed by a 24-day programme for September onwards, along the same lines as previous initiatives. to share with the churches. They have also liaised with ICE Wales to encourage prayers for schools. A schools’ prayer time, organised in conjunction with ICE Wales, […]

Ron still preaching the Good News

South Wales-based evangelist Ron Spillards has been on a mission for more than 60 years to reach the lost with the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ. Now 85-year- old Ron has captured his story and reflections in his autobiography “How Long?…. Until!” Ron, who lives at Blackwood and is a member at Mount […]

Let’s gossip the Gospel!

Wales can celebrate a long tradition of having effective public preachers or proclaimers of the Gospel but we have not been so comfortable at bearing witness to the love of Christ on a one-to-one basis.  That was one of the key messages of guest speaker Lindsay Brown, head of Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities […]

Seize this prayer opportunity!

The Gwent Baptist Association is progressing its two- year prayer programme as we seek God together to work amongst us and establish His Kingdom in our communities. The next opportunity to seek God in prayer together is starting on the 10th January and running through to the 2nd of February. The Association will also be […]

Up and running for 24 days of prayer!

Continuing with the Gwent Baptist Association’s commitment to prayer, we are excited to launch the next 24 days of prayer today (4th October), taking inspiration from the life of King David as featured in Pray Without Ceasing, the book written by the Revd. Jonathan Forman of Blaenau Gwent Baptist Church, Abertillery. To help with these […]

Danger of ‘getting back to normal’

Churches today have the best opportunity since the Second World War to bring hope to people shaken by the Coronavirus pandemic by telling them about the love of Jesus. That was one of the key messages of the Revd. Gavin Calver, CEO of the Evangelical Alliance, who was the guest speaker at the Gwent Baptist […]

Patterns of Mission

The 2021 Autumn Council Meeting of the Gwent Baptist Association will be held “live” via Zoom on Thursday, 30th September (7.30pm). The main theme for the event, which will incorporate some brief items of AGM business, will be ” Patterns of Mission in a post- Covid Age”. The guest speaker will be the Revd. Gavin […]