Friday Programme

9.00 am      Registration & Refreshments

10.00 am     Welcome &  Worship

10:30 am

  • Baptist Union of Wales – AGM
  • South Wales Baptist Association

Changing the Atmosphere in South Wales Baptist Association: during this session we will explore the vision and cultures that God has placed on our hearts for discernment and feedback. We will look at what changing the atmosphere looks like in our churches and communities in Children, Youths and Families; mission and pastoral support.

12:30 pm    Lunch Together

2:00 pm      Worship & Interactive Bible Study

3:15 pm     Tea / Coffee

3:45 pm     Global Atmosphere, global change – with BMS World Mission 

God is working mightily through his people – in places and ways you’d not expect. Come to see and hear what the Lord is doing – and how you are already a part of it. Our sisters and brothers are changing the atmosphere in fragile states, financially poor communities and places where Jesus is barely known. They are supported and encouraged by people like you. Come to this session to find out how you can meaningfully stand alongside them and change the atmosphere not just in one country – but in a rushing wind of the Spirit across the nations.

5:00 pm    Tea & Cake

5:30 pm    ‘Change the Atmosphere’

  • Keynote speaker: Rev Tony Peck
  • General Secretary of the European Baptist Federation (EBF)

7 pm.      Evening Meal

Saturday Celebration & Seminar Programme

Opening & Closing Worship for All Ages

10 am – 10.30 am

3 pm – 4.00 pm

We begin and end our day together with a celebration of worship for all ages.

We’re thrilled to have Meilyr Geraint with us lead our worship on Saturday.

Choose your own seminars from the list below to create the program that best fits you and your church.

During the day you will have the opportunity to attend up to 3 seminars. But no-one will mind if you want to take some time out and catch up with friends or relax on the patio with a drink or even an ice-cream!

Communicating through multimedia in a digital age

With help from the very best of BMS Communications team, this seminar will help you get to grips with using different forms of multimedia in a practical seminar designed to help churches communicate more effectively in a digital age.

Facing the challenge of creation care

Paris: 1.5 degrees. Glasgow: COP26. Climate emergency. If you’re unfamiliar with the significance of those in our life as Christians then this session might just be for you.

Our primary task will be to re-engage hearts, that, as part of God’s creation we might care for it as a treasured gift; to recognise the earth as Sanctuary and Light.  We’ll introduce a practical toolkit from A-Rocha: Eco-Church that covers every aspect of our life together as Church and encourages us towards a low carbon future. We’ll also offer you three things to do to get you going.

Speaker: Stuart Elliott (A Rocha / Eco Church)

Caring for the mental health of your minister and congregation

Equipping churches for mission with the ‘Forge’ training program

Helping you to understand ‘Charity Registration’

Where is God at work in Europe today?

Prayer 101: Practical help to grow confidence in prayer

Changing the atmosphere where you are – from talking to doing.