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Most read national news stories 2019 


An appeal by Spurgeon's College after its registration application was turned down by the Office for Students, the introduction to Where do We Grow From Here? by President Ken Benjamin, and a national loneliness campaign were among the most read national news stories in The Baptist Times in 2019


National stories

 
1 Spurgeon's appeal after regulator decision 
Spurgeon’s College has appealed for the support of the Christian community after the Office for Students (OfS) turned down its registration application

2 Where do we grow from here?
That’s the challenge and invitation posed by new Baptist Union President Ken Benjamin

3 ‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ campaign
Christian organisations have encouraged churches to engage in the national ‘Let’s Talk Loneliness’ Campaign

4 Jane Day appointed as Centenary Enabler
Significant challenges still exist for Baptist women. Jane’s role is to research the issues and to offer ways of overcoming them

5 Working to end Modern Slavery
A ‘stain on our lives’ - a report from the National Modern Slavery Summits, hosted by Together Free

6 Baptist Union Presidency for Yinka
The Revd Yinka Oyekan has been elected President of our Baptist Union for 2020-21

7 A new look Baptist Assembly
A revamped format, a first-time venue, a two-day programme and flexible ticket options - this year's Baptist Assembly

8 No-deal Brexit concern in letter to PM
Christians write to Boris Johnson to state no-deal Brexit is 'gambling with the basic needs of our poorest citizens'

9 Baptists Together - have confidence!  
Baptists were urged to ditch the negative human narratives and have confidence in God’s call on our lives, in a rousing address that closed the 2019 Baptist Assembly from General Secretary Lynn Green

10 New Firestarter events for Baptist growth
A new series of Firestarter events that explore Baptist church growth have been organised for 2019


 

Baptist Times, 16/12/2019
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More than 40 people participated in the first in a series of four webinars Uncovering Baptist Stories developed by the Baptist Historical Society
The online Assembly for the Baptist Union of Great Britain took place on 16 September 2020 - a report of what happened
Three Bible translation agencies have teamed up to make the Bible more widely available in hundreds more languages through a digitisation project - and seek more volunteers
A new scheme to support the development and wellbeing of all in Baptist ministry is launching this autumn
A new Baptist network that will connect people with a passion for the environment and climate change is to launch on 6 September
The Baptist Historical Society awards a grant of £2000 to the Angus Library for the digitisation of early records from important Baptist churches
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