Areas forming this ministry include:
Evangelism & Outreach
Praying For The World Out There
BMS Stamp Collecting
Everyone - irrespective of age, gender or ability.
To support the people who are already working in a cross cultural environment and challenge others to consider it.
To fulfil Jesus' command in Mark 16:15 "He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
We want to encourage all the church to see that supporting people already working in a cross-cultural setting is everyone’s responsibility.
Volunteer to be a link between the people we support and the wider church - send Christmas cards and birthday cards.
Help to update the mission board with information and photographs.
Help to collect stamps for BMS.
People with children to invite the people who are working abroad round when they are in Woodley so that the children can have friends here.
Have visiting workers round for meals so they can get to know all the members of WBC.
Encourage your housegroup to support a worker. Write to them, send them parcels, pray for them.
Have a housegroup or a group of people to be willing to staff and co-ordinate the Earls Court Christmas Outreach afternoon and meal.
Attend the "WOT" (World Out There) prayer meeting for Mission on the first Wednesday of the month.
Consider going on a short-term mission trip.
Join a WBC group going to Romania to visit our ‘sister’ church.
Each event is for the un-churched and people who are open to Christianity and want to know more.
To encourage all members and friends to draw alongside non-Christians to tell them about Jesus so we can endeavour to fulfil the
second half of our Mission Statement more effectively: "United In Knowing Jesus and making Him Known"
'Go and make disciples' is the command from Jesus to all of God's people and not the sole responsibility of 'professionals'
or the especially gifted. How can we introduce people to the love of Jesus? Pray regularly for your friends and then ask them
along to one of the planned events where they will be challenged. We would really value any ideas that you may have.
The Baptist Union Home Mission Fund supports churches in the UK with their ministry and outreach. Our church sends an amount
from our mission budget every year, supplemented by amounts given by individuals via their Home Mission Boxes.
Many people find that by just putting small change into a box on a regular basis they can contribute throughout the year.
As a church the contribution was just under £100 in 2010.
If you feel that you would like to contribute in this way, please contact me for a box and further information.
Supporters and pray-ers willing to fulfil the commitment WBC has made to our partners whose main occupation is
Christian service out of the immediate Woodley area.
Share up-to-date news of serving partners and pray into their situations.
Join us in the Lounge, 8.00pm third Wednesday of every month. Come and facilitate our meeting. If meetings don't
suit you, sign up for direct email contact with our partners and build a supportive friendship with them, as you
stand alongside them in prayer.
This is a seven week course starting in September for people new to the Christian faith. Meeting normally on a Sunday evening, and
including a Saturday away day, the course provides the opportunity to explore, learn and question Christianity, the person of Jesus
and the effect he can have on your life.
Café Piazza is open Monday - Friday, 10.00am-1.45pm every week except for 2 weeks at Christmas and the end of August and a few days around Easter, welcoming anyone and everyone to come to eat food, drink coffee and take time
out in a friendly and safe environment.
We offer a welcome to all who come into our church building during the week, giving opportunities to meet and talk with a great
variety of people, many of whom have no regular contact with Christian things. We offer friendship and a listening ear to
all who come in as well as providing good food to eat.
By visiting the Café.
By volunteering to be on the team.
By praying for the work of the Café.
This is the arm of the Church reaching out to those with needs in the community. It can cover a wide range of needs
from family pressures, financial, loneliness, and support in many more areas.
To try and bring the love of Christ to a needy world through practical support and help.
People can offer to support someone through the Link Visiting scheme, a project linking up a visitor with a lonely person.
Or help with the Inside Out project on a Thursday in the precinct where tea and coffee is provided and a listening ear.
Help is always needed for babysitting for single parents. We occasionally get other requests for help with transport,
or gardening or decorating. It is good to have a pool of people who can be called on when the need arises.
Also if you know of someone who could receive help from our community services please contact me as above.
Solo is a weekly drop-in for single parents with sole care of their children who would appreciate the chance to meet others
in similar situations.
It is an opportunity to discuss relevant issues and concerns, find support and have fun together. The children are given
a separate time most weeks with dedicated children's workers to enable the parents some space from their children.
All we ask is that you are a sole parent wanting to meet others. If so come along on a Tuesday during term time between 4.30pm - 6.00pm.
Alternatively if you would like to help run the group, care for the children, make the weekly sandwiches or even a meal for the
group please contact me as above.
Individuals and families in the local community.
A resource of basic food essentials that can be packaged up and given free of charge to local people in desperate need.
We encourage the churches in Woodley to get involved in giving items regularly and nominating folk who require them.
We seek to ensure that local professional services and charitable organisations are aware of the resource that is available
to them by the Woodley Churches.
When you do your weekly shop, pop an extra item in your basket and leave it in the foyer at Woodley Baptist Church.
Inform the person in the Church Office of any needs.
The BMS Stamp Bureau raises thousands of pounds each year for mission, by selling used stamps (also coins, medals, postcards…).
And we have been helping!
BMS are interested in any stamps: British or foreign, picture or plain, old or new. The only two requirements are that:
- the stamps are undamaged and whole (including the perforations)
- there is a 1/8" to 1/4" margin all round (unless already soaked off the paper - but these are more difficult to sell)
Please leave your used stamps in the little box on the wall just outside the church office.
If you can trim the stamps yourself, excellent! If not, don't worry – but please tear the stamps out carefully, so that enough
envelope is left around them to be trimmed.
Thank you very much on behalf of BMS to any who can help in this way (and, of course, to those who already do).