Our Purpose may be summarized as follows:
- Living with a purpose
- Loving Jesus and our neighbours
- Belonging to a distinctive Christian community
Our Vision 2025
As we look to the future of Clevedon Baptist Church we see a large, multi-congregational, all-age, contextually aware, disciple-making, Word and Spirit based, Baptist Church.
For more information see our Vision 2025 booklet.
Built into our Vision 2025 is a desire to be participatants in God’s mission. We understand this as being 8 fold:
To help us engage with these modes we have studied them using a home-grown small group resource (a pdf of the booklet can be found by clicking here). We also interviewed a number of people with experience in these various aspects of mission, and asked them to share some of their wisdom with us. Watch below!
Antony Wareham, Senior Minister at Clevedon Baptist Church, introduces the overall concept behind the 8 Modes of Mission.
Nigel Coles, Senior Regional Minister and Team Leader at WEBA (West of England Baptist Association) talks about the first mode: ‘being church’.
Philip Jinadu, Leader at Woodlands Metro, Bristol, and national speaker for Care for the Family, talks about the second mode: ‘evangelism’.
David lawrence, Teaching Pastor at Thornbury Baptist Church and Church Life Consultant for the LICC ‘Imagine Project’, talks about the second mode: ‘discipleship’.
Ali Boulton, leader of The Stowe, Swindon, and Pioneer Mission Enabler for the Southern Counties Baptist Association, talks about the fourth mode: ‘church planting’.
Roy Crowne, the Executive Director of Hope Together, and previously the National Director of Youth For Christ in the UK, talks about the fifth mode: ‘social action’.
Biblical Scholar Dr Lloyd Pietersen from the Centre for Anabaptist Studies, talks about the sixth mode: ‘peace-making’.
David Westlake, Chief Executive of International Justice Mission UK, and previously International Director for Tearfund, talks about the seventh mode: ‘justice’.
International Justice Mission is the world’s largest anti-trafficking organisation, they seek to rescue people held in slavery and to bring the perpetrators to justice so that whole societies can be transformed.
Green activists Rev Kevin and Ros Durrant talk about the eighth mode: ‘creation care’.
Kevin has written a book on how Christians should engage this important area of mission called ‘The Earth Will Teach You’ (ISBN 978-1908860071).
A big thank you to Sarah Luckwell for editing the videos and to Pete Jennings for the graphics!