Our annual Autumn Assembly saw over 90 delegates and pastors from over 40 churches gather at Rostrevor Baptist Church for a night of worship, thanks, and discernment.
The evening began with robust fellowship over a cuppa and some beautiful treats made by the crew at Rostrevor Café.
Melinda Cousins, in her first Assembly as Director of Ministries, inspired delegates with a poem called ‘Saved, Called, Sent.’ highlighting a people so reshaped by their redemption that it moulded their identity and purpose in every part of their lives.
When we got down to the business of Assembly, retirements and new pastoral positions were celebrated, updates were given on staffing at the Baptist Centre and churches currently seeking new pastors, the budget for 2021/21 was accepted and approval was given for Baptist Churches of SA to look for new office premises.
David Turnbull from Global Interaction introduced us to the newest candidates from South Australia who will be heading to South East Asia next year (unable to be named online for security reasons), Rev Dan Beasy shared some of the ways God is helping Rostrevor to reach those doing it tough in their wider local community, and we saw a video from Rev Cung Hnin at Adelaide Chin Christian Church encouraging us to pray and be a voice for those in Myanmar.
Delegates then had the chance to gather into small groups and pray before the night was closed with a final song of worship. We sincerely thank Rostrevor for their hospitality and give glory to God for continuing to bless, inspire and give wisdom as a movement of Baptist Churches.