Friday Programme

10.00 am    Registration & Refreshments

10.30 am     Baptist Union of Wales – AGM

10:30 am     South Wales Baptist Association – ‘Venture Beyond the Local’

  • As Baptist churches one of our great strengths is being deeply rooted in our own communities; as churches, we are first and foremost local. But to be true to our calling our focus has to be more than our church, and more than our own ‘patch’.The activity of our lives regularly takes us beyond the immediate locality in which we live.  A proper understand of Mathew 28:19 would be ‘as you go make disciples’. How do we grow as communities of disciples who make disciples ‘as we go’, in all the activities of normal life?And how do we hear and respond together as Jesus calls us to make disciples not just in our own patch, but in places all across Wales?A morning of sharing some stories, encouraging one another and asking how we can more effectively ‘associate’ in response to Jesus’ call.

12:30 pm    Lunch Together

2:00 pm      The Ongoing Story

  •  Worship led by Mt Zion, Cardigan
  • Scripture & Reflection
  • BMS World Mission

2:45 pm     Tea / Coffee

3:15 pm      Hearing the Story of God

  • A session to share and listen to what God is doing across Wales and reflect on the challenges and opportunities with Dr Kang San Tan, General Director BMS World Mission.

5:00 pm    Tea & Cake

5:30 pm    Evening Celebration

  • Keynote speaker: Dr Kang San Tan.

7 pm.      Evening Meal

Saturday Programme

  • Halliwell Theatre
  • 10.00-10.45

    Opening worship for all ages.

  • 11.00-12.00

    Mission in Tough Places – Kat Wagner

    Kat will be looking at how mission work can be done effectively in some of the most dangerous, complex places in the world, including Afghanistan.

    Kat Wagner’s role within BMS is Mission Projects Co-ordinator.

  • 12.00-1.00

    Lunch Time

  • 1.00-2.00 – Sian Hancock, Steve Lock and Emma Mohr

    Children & Youth: Sharing the story

  • 2.15-3.15 – Sian Hancock, Steve Lock and Emma Mohr

    Children & Youth: Sharing the story

  • 3.30-4.30

    Closing worship for all ages.

  • Cothi Room
  • 10.00-10.45

    Opening worship for all ages.

  • 11.00-12.00 – Maggie Rich

    Becoming a Dementia Friendly Church

    I became involved in dementia friendly churches when I was a minister in Bradford. I was working with a group for people living with dementia and their carers,which met at the church where I was. Gradually people from this group began to come to the church and I had to rethink what that meant for services, and in particular for the preaching. I was fortunate to have contact with Rev Gaynor Hammond who has written about dementia friendly churches, and together we looked at possibilities of developing new ways of being inclusive church.

  • 12.00-1.00

    Lunch Time

  • 1.00-2.00

    Roy Jenkins In Conversation with
    Kang San Tan and Loun Ling Lee

  • 2.15 -3.15

    ‘Work and Witness’
    – with Loun Ling Lee

    “A Christian with a Mission in the Workplace is one who is engaged in a secular vocation, but believes that the work she/he is engaging is always secondary to the impact she/he has on people’s lives through her/his work. She/He doesn’t neglect her/his work; to the contrary, she/he excels in her/his work to glorify Christ.”
    In this Seminar, let’s reflect on the theology of laity, work and witness.

  • 3.30-4.30

    Closing worship for all ages.

  • Trinity Chapel
  • 10.00-10.45

    Opening worship for all ages.

  • 11.00-12.00 – J Emyr McDonald

    How can you be a Scientist and a Christian?

    Professor of Physics,
    School of Physics and Astronomy,
    Cardiff University

  • 12.00-1.00

    Lunch Time

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm – J Emyr McDonald

    How can you be a Scientist and a Christian?

    Professor of Physics,
    School of Physics and Astronomy,
    Cardiff University

  • 2.15 -3.15 – Rev Dr Peter Stevenson

    Equipping God’s People – Training disciples for a changing world
    South Wales Baptist College

  • 3.30-4.30

    Closing worship for all ages.

  • Taf Room
  • 10.00-10.45

    Opening worship for all ages.

  • 11.00-12.00 – Lois Adams

    Creative Arts and Mission.
    Can we communicate truth through art? How can we share Jesus with people personally and in the public square.
    Creative and non-creative people welcome!

  • 12.00-1.00

    Lunch Time

  • 1.00-2.00 – Lois Adams

    Creative Arts and Mission.
    Can we communicate truth through art? How can we share Jesus with people personally and in the public square.
    Creative and non-creative people welcome!

  • 2.15 -3.15 – Maggie Rich

    Becoming a Dementia Friendly Church

    I became involved in dementia friendly churches when I was a minister in Bradford. I was working with a group for people living with dementia and their carers,which met at the church where I was. Gradually people from this group began to come to the church and I had to rethink what that meant for services, and in particular for the preaching. I was fortunate to have contact with Rev Gaynor Hammond who has written about dementia friendly churches, and together we looked at possibilities of developing new ways of being inclusive church.

  • 3.30-4.30

    Closing worship for all ages.