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Appointment of SCBA Interim Regional MinisterImportant-news-clipart

The SCBA Regional Team and Trustees are delighted to announce that Revd Steve Barber has been appointed as Interim Regional Minister as of Friday 1st October.  Steve is being seconded for a year from Orchard Baptist Church (Bicester) for half of his time.  He will serve the churches in the northern sector of the association (West Berkshire, Oxfordshire and East Gloucestershire).  This is a temporary appointment while a strategic review is completed in the next sic months and SCBA trustees finalise decisions as to what the future configuration of SCBA might look like.

Steve writes: "I'm delighted to have this opportunity to serve SCBA as Interim Regional Minister.  I'm looking forward to getting to know and working with the ministers and churches in the northern part of the association.  Although the post is only for 12 months I hope and pray the Lord will use me during this time to help us jointly fulfil his purposes."

We look forward to welcoming Steve to the team!  

Opportunities To Serve

Christ Church, Chineham - Church AdministratorChrist Church Chineham

Christ Church, Chineham, are recruiting a Church Administrator to join their staff team.

This is a part-time position, 20-30 hrs/week, which will include occasional evenings and weekends.

If you're flexible, organised, friendly and welcoming, looking for a new challenge, the they would love to hear from you.

Application deadline is 4pm, Friday 22nd October 2021.

For more information, please click here.

Baptist Union of Great Britain - Ministerial Recognition CoordinatorBaptist Together

The Baptist Union, based at Baptist House in Didcot, are looking to recruit a member of staff to work within their Ministries Team.

The post holder will be responsible for administering the work of the Ministerial Recognition Committee (MRC) which has the responsibility to over see the accreditation of Baptist Ministers, Nationally Recognised Preachers, Pastors and Pioneers.

This role is offered on a full time basis but part time working will be considered.

Click here for the full role profile.

Closing date is 9am on Thursday 4th November, with interviews to be held at Baptist House, Didcot, in early November.

BMS World Mission - Operations & Resources Team Leader (Maternity Cover)BMS-Logo

Could you use your gifts of project and people management to ensure that top quality resources reach the doors of our supporters on time and on budget? Can you bring order to complicated thinking and processes and support your team to do the same?

BMS World Mission are looking for a Team Leader who will guide their Operations and Resources team.  You'll be essential to ensuring the team provide the Communications and Funding department with the project management and infrastructure they need to produce resources which inspire and engage our supporters.

As the Operations and Resources Team Leader you'll ensure the three teams within the department work together seamlessly,  You'll lead your team to oversee cross-team scheduling and ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget,  You'll be the final word on quality control, ensuring that resources are met to high standards.  

For more information and to download an application form and job details, please visit: BMS World Mission Jobs

SCBA Trustee NominationsTrustees

The SCBA Steering & Strategy Group (SSG) is the Council of the Association and meets around six times a year.  Members are Directors of the Company and Trustees of the Charity.  The group is made up of twelve elected members, as well as those who are either co-opted or ex-officio.  Those elected are normally appointed to serve for three years (except where filling a vacancy left by a member not completing their full term) and can be re-elected for a second term of three years. 
Members of the SSG will also be asked to serve on other Committees of our Association which cover the strategic issues of concern, as listed below.  It is hoped that those seeking election may have an interest and/or experience in one or more of these:
  • Communications
  • Pioneering
  • Home Mission
  • Mission Development
  • Justice
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Leadership
  • Safeguarding
  • Staff, Finance and Administration
Lockdown has highlighted how communication, training and connecting with one another more deeply and widely can be enabled through a range of online options alongside face to face meetings. Nomination of a trustee with specialist knowledge of digital communications would be very helpful. 

For more information, please email: office