A message from Steve Bartlett
As 2020 began our Annual Assembly was planned for early May. One of the great opportunities presented by the Annual Assembly is time to recount together the story of how God continues to be at work across our movement. To share the joys and the challenges, and to continue to commit ourselves to live out our purpose together of Advancing the Gospel of Jesus in word, sign and deed.
However, this year isn’t unfolding as any of us anticipated! And although we haven’t yet been able to hold our Annual Assembly it doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to remind one another of God’s faithfulness to us. In fact, at a time like this when we cannot meet and encourage one another face to face, hearing the stories of God at work among us is more important than ever.
One of the tools for doing this is our Association’s annual report. The report is intended to provide you encouragement so you can appreciate the big picture of how God is at work. Through growth in new church plants, strengthening regional leadership, missional initiatives and training, support through drought and bushfires, innovative events that have involved thousands of people over the year, and a whole host of other ministry, we are seeing the Gospel advance through our movement. The Report also shares stories from our various affiliated groups like Morling College, BaptistCare, Global Interaction and others – and allows us to grasp the breadth of what God is doing among us.
To access the report simply complete the form below to receive an electronic copy of the Annual Report. If you would like the summary of the Association’s finances, you can find a one-pager in the annual report. You can also find out more our organisations’ finances in the combined financial reporting package containing the financial statements of our movement and its affiliated groups.
If you would like a printed copy simply use the form below and we will post one out to you, free of charge.
Below is an example of text you can use in your communications with your church.
Our intention is still to gather in person in an Annual Assembly this year. Saturday 31st October has been set aside for this, and further details will be coming out soon. In the meantime, please be encouraged as you read the report of God at work among us. And please, use it as an aid to your ongoing prayer for us all as a movement, that in this challenging season we may continue to know God’s strengthening and enabling as together we Advance the Gospel of Jesus in our local contexts, NSW/ACT, and beyond.
Request a copy of Financial Report or posted copy of 2019 Annual Report & Financials Report
Share the Annual Report with your church!
Sample Communication to Church
The Baptist Association of NSW & ACT have released the 2019 annual report. The annual report would normally be presented at the Annual Assembly however this has not been possible due to COVID-19 restrictions. This report is a great opportunity to to recount together the story of how God continues to be at work across our movement. To share the joys and the challenges, and to continue to commit ourselves to live out our purpose together of Advancing the Gospel of Jesus in word, sign and deed. To view the 2019 Annual report please visit the nswactbaptists.org.au/2019annualreport