In 1996, a consultation took place
regarding the future direction of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. One of
the results was a special Task Group set up to reflect on what it means for
Baptists to be Christ-centred. The resulting document, Five Core
Values for a Gospel People, identified key values that should guide our
A Prophetic Community
Following Jesus in confronting evil, injustice and hypocrisy. Challenging
worldly concepts of power, wealth, status and security (Mic 6:10; Amos 5:23-24;
Acts 11:27-30; James 5:1-6).
Following Jesus in transcending barriers of gender, language, race, class, age
and culture. Identifying with those who are rejected, deprived and powerless
(Acts 10:34-35, 13:1; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Gal. 3:26-29; Jam. 2:1-13, Rev. 7:9).
Following Jesus in accepting vulnerability and the
necessity of sacrifice. Seeking to reflect the generous, life-giving nature of
God (Luke 9:57-62; 14:25-35; Acts 4:32-37, 2 Tim 3:10-12).
Following Jesus in demonstrating in word and action God's forgiving and healing
love. Calling & enabling people to experience the love of God for
themselves (Mt. 28:19-20; Mk. 16:15-18; Luke: 24:45-49; Acts 1:8; 2 Tim 4:5).
Following Jesus in engaging in worship and prayer which inspire and undergird
all we are and do. Exploring and expressing what it means to live together as
the people of God, obeying his Word and following Christ in the whole of daily
life (Acts 2: 42-47; 4:23-31; 1 Cor. 14:26).
1. Guidelines and Policy for Weddings
at West Hendon Baptist
2. Baby Dedications
3. FAQs regarding Baby Dedications and
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