Getting The Message Across

Baptist churches have become very good at connecting with their local community and building relationships throughout their local communities but what about when it comes to being able to explain the reasons for the hope they have found in Jesus? (more…)

How the church grew: Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Baptist Church lies 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. It began as a non denominational church in 1990 and joined the Baptist Union of NSW in 1993. It was planted in one of the lowest income areas of the country, according to census figures, with more than double the national average unemployment. That and the lethargic coastal lifestyle have made ministry quite a challenge over the past decade and a half. Nevertheless, the church has witnessed an increase in attendance from 20 to 70 over the past five years. Pastor Terry Allen shares something of the journey as they have sought to revitalise their church.  (more…)

Issues impacting mission in Australia: a rural perspective

Left to right, one step at a time. How a small, rural church community learnt they could work together to bring their mates closer to knowing Jesus. (more…)

Keeping pace with population growth

“Surely there is no vocation, no vision, no commitment more precious to God. Surely there is nothing more significant to humanity than the multiplication of redeemed communities of people who love the Lord with all their heart, mind and strength, and who also love their neighbour”  (more…)

AJ Waldock and the BUNSW

Looking back through 177 years of Baptist history in Australia, there is no shortage of stories of renewal. One of the best examples is the story of AJ Waldock and the Baptist Union of NSW (BUNSW). (more…)