Lay preachers’ from Dumfries to Aberdeen, and from Hawick to Campbeltown, gathered on Saturday 1st June for their annual conference at Newton Mearns Baptist Church.
Early on in the day, time was given over to welcoming the BUS Baton. Douglas Inglis, former President of the Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers’ Association, led us, as we were invited to do, in praying for our nation. Our desire as lay preachers’ is that we might bear well the torch of the good news.
Rev. Dr. Stuart Blythe, Associate Professor of Preaching & Worship at Acadia Divinity College, and no stranger to Scottish Baptists, was our guest speaker. Stuart unpacked the hugely relevant theme of ‘Preaching with Passion’ and is pictured with the baton, as is Andrea Mill (President) and Glen Cartwright (Secretary).
Against the backdrop of a politically fractured, socially fragmented and religiously pluralistic Scotland, preaching with passion really matters and the Scottish Baptist Lay Preachers’ Association is committed to preaching biblically, boldly and prophetically to help change the culture in our nation!