“It’s not what I expected.” “When did it change?” “This must be the best kept secret of the church in Scotland.” These are just some of the phrases we hear regularly as people experience their first Baptist Assembly in Scotland. As a gathering, we have been growing younger year on year. We hear more and more stories of living faith and we are encouraged by what God is doing in churches in every region of the country.
God is at work in our nation! The Baptist Assembly in Scotland gives us the opportunity to hear more about what he is doing and to connect with those he is using. It is a place to meet with other Baptists in Scotland and experience their generous support and encouragement. With up to 600 people gathering, there is an opportunity to share your story as well as to receive from the rich moving of God’s Spirit among us.
The Baptist Assembly is a vital meeting place for all our churches, with most churches coming back year after year. It is a place where support and advice is given, a place for hearing news of what to expect in the coming year, a place to connect with the National Team members for ongoing encouragement, guidance and advice.
The Assembly is open to all our churches, and to any individual in our churches who wishes to come and participate. Booking opens online in mid-May with significant discounts for early bookings. www.scottishbaptist.com/assembly/
Here is what Paul Finch from Bridge of Don had to say after last year…
“I arrived in Motherwell with messages of hope, reflecting particularly on the growing success of some targeted outreach that our church at Bridge of Don is doing around Messy Church and our Striders Café. During the Assembly the teaching on what hospitality really means truly struck home and continues to challenge me. This was further exemplified by Juliet Kilpin’s very powerful messages from the refugee camps in Calais – along with her practical advice for breaking down our own internal barriers, and barriers within our communities. And so I left Motherwell having had a good hard spiritual kicking; a feast of nourishing worship; but with my head full of relevant and demanding actions of how to further continue to be a witness to God through our church’s outreach activities and at the various frontlines within my life. What a way to spend two days!”