Looking to the Future

As lockdown eases, we have the opportunity to ask, as a church, what the next step of our life together might look like.

We're inviting everyone to join as as we pray and seek God together, reflecting on the experience of the last few months and listening to God for his guidance for the future.

Please see below for some of the resources we'll be using throughout this process. We'll be adding to this page regularly, so keep checking back for more.

Pause...

Carl Smethurst from the SWBA has made this short video reflecting on the process of coming out of a crisis.

He points out that there are three stages to any crisis:

  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Reconstruction

The danger is that we rush to reconstruct without giving space for recovery, or to consider what the next step might look like.

Do watch the video and use it to help with your own prayers and reflection.

Questionnaire

We'd like to gather some feedback about how people are finding the online activities happening at the moment and what we think the future might hold. We're inviting everyone who is part of our church in some way to complete this short questionnaire. Please have a look and respond by Monday 13th July.

Five Values

During our Sunday services we're going to be exploring some of the ways we can think about the future using Baptist Together's five values.

The values are:

  • Being a Spirit led community
  • Feeling like a team (celebrating diversity)
  • Embracing adventure
  • Inspiring others
  • Hungering for God's kingdom

You can see the messages associated with these each week below.