Wotton Under Lockdown

In Wotton (an area which includes around 10,000 people), a community group called Wotton Area Mutual Aid (WAMA) was set up very early on in the Coronavirus crisis by a number of concerned individuals and caring charities in the community. In this article, Wotton Baptist Church’s minister Tom Wharin tells us more about how the […]

Tom Elliott

Let’s face it, for most people who don’t know Jesus yet, coming into a church for a Sunday morning service or going to a Christian event for the first time can be a bit weird. But what if their first experience over the threshold of a church or a Christian event was a fun night […]

Earthquake in Albania

Maki Miço is the minister of Cairns Road Baptist Church, Bristol, and Albanian. He has been in close contact with friends and colleagues since the earthquake on Tuesday, and explains more: Albania was hit by a terrible earthquake of 6.4 Richter scale in the early hours of Tuesday this week and has been experiencing severe aftershocks since. […]

Are We ‘Talking Jesus’?

By Matt Hebditch, Co-leader, Welton Baptist Church Three years ago I asked a group of 30 leaders in my new church a question: Who here has led some to the Lord in the last five years? The response was sobering: Nobody raised a hand. Every person in the room had experienced the transforming power of […]

WEBox Update from Maki Miço

As we loaded the lorry in December, I was struck like never before that 2937 WEBoxes meant that 2937 children and young people, in different parts across Albania, were going to receive them! So, a BIG ‘Thank You’ to all who participated in one way or another with the WEBoxes and in helping to provide […]

Connecting and Thriving in Bussage

WEBA Regional Minister, Alisdair Longwill, is seconded one day each week to focus on engaging in God’s mission in his local community, Bussage, on the outskirts of Stroud.  Along with a small core group he tries to encourage and equip a group of Christian neighbours to show and share God’s grace and truth more effectively […]

Introducing Neighbourhood Chaplains

Back in the summer I stumbled across a ‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ information morning.  It proved to be a really good investment of a morning – where a helpful model of deep community connection was shared.  ‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ connect local churches with their communities in new ways, helping them to tackle loneliness through befriending, and offering practical […]

Blessed…to be a blessing

One of our churches currently receiving a Home Mission grant is The Stowe, Wichelstowe in Swindon.   Connecting with and blessing their community has always been at the heart of The Stowe.  A carved pumpkin at their recent Pumpkin Party (‘No Tricks, just Treats’), announced their mission to continue to bring ‘Light in the darkness’, as […]