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September edition of Connect out now!

The September edition of Connect features an article on Step Out 2014 and how it went for our young people, as well as information about an exciting discipleship workshop run by LICC.

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Model Church Constitution

For some time now our trustees and law agent have been working with OSCR to produce a model constitution for Baptist Churches in Scotland. This is designed to help congregations who realise that their constitution is out of date and requires modernisation.

     The task of updating a constitution is a challenging one and will require the engagement of the church in a variety of decisions that need to be made along the way. We hope that this model will provide a good starting place and framework for that process. If you require further support in changing your constitution please feel free to contact us at the Union offices

Model Church Constitution

 

What Could YOUR Church do With £2,000..?

In an effort to make it as easy as possible for the local church to help those people most at need in the community, the Cinnamon Network is offering grants of £2,000 to churches, or groups of local churches, to help with the start-up costs of one of 25 recognised church-based community projects . It is able to help churches to get started, work together, choose a project and
access funding.

You can find out more about the church-based community projects and the £2,000 Micro-Grants by
participating in one of the forthcoming events:

 

Aberdeen
Tuesday 20th May 10am-12:30pm @ Sheddocksley Baptist Church, Eday Walk, Aberdeen AB15 6LN. Tel: 01224 317430

 

Glasgow
Tuesday 20th May 7-9:30pm @ Findlay Memorial Church, St George’s Cross, Glasgow G20 7PZ. Tel: 0141 332 9870
 

Edinburgh

Wednesday 21st May 7-9:30pm @ Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP. Tel: 0131 447 9787

To secure your FREE place please register now at www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk

New Book from Broughty Baptist Minister

'A Distinctive People' Brian R. Talbot (ed.)
A Thematic Study of Aspects of the Witness of
Baptists in Scotland in the Twentieth Century

Orders to be sent to Rev Brian Talbot, 33 Kilmaron Loan, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3TD.  Cost is £20 + £2 for post and packing. cheques made payable to 'Brian Talbot'.
 

 

Contents:
Edward Burrows, The distinctive contribution to Scottish Baptist life by key leaders of the Baptist Union; Derek Murray, Baptist laymen in the life of the denomination; Christine Lumsden, The place of women in Scottish Baptist life; Brian Talbot, Scottish Baptists and their Relationships with other Baptist Churches, 1900-1945; Watson Moyes, Scottish Baptist Ecumenical Relations in the Twentieth
Century; Kenneth Roxburgh, Theological developments among Twentieth Century Scottish Baptists; Alasdair Black, Experiences of the Holy Spirit amongst Scottish Baptists in the Twentieth Century; Neil Allison, Changing attitudes to War in the Twentieth Century; Brian Talbot, Scottish Baptist Home Mission work in Twentieth Century Scotland; Derek Murray, Scottish Baptists and Social Action
 

Commendations:
‘This is a splendid volume, covering crucial areas of Scottish Baptist life in the Twentieth-Century. I am delighted to commend the work.’ Ian Randall, Spurgeon’s College, London.

‘This thoroughly researched and engagingly written set of essays will be of keen interest, not just
to Scottish Baptists, but also to all those concerned with the changing place of Christian belief and
practice in Twentieth-Century Scottish society.’ Brian Stanley, University of Edinburgh

‘This volume provides a wealth of new information and insight into Scottish Baptist life and thought,
and hopefully will stimulate further research in this and other areas of Baptist life and thought.’
Anthony R. Cross, University of Oxford.


Brian R. Talbot is Minister, Broughty Ferry Baptist Church; Tutor, Greenwich School of Theology &
Extraordinary Associate Professor, Department of Theology, North-West University, South Africa