Baptist Care SA Month -August 2020 Glimpses of Light in the Darkness
“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome”John 1:5
We value that both Baptist Care SA and Baptist Churches of SA are expressions of who we are as a movement of local churches. Each is an active demonstration of the Baptist movement’s collective commitment to following Jesus and this resource gives us opportunity to celebrate the ways we truly are better together.
We encourage you to engage daily as a congregation, as families and as individuals with the opportunities to celebrate, learn, take action and pray with us this month as we reflect on the various ways God brings light into the darkness through our combined efforts.
We have put this package together in such a way that we hope it provides great flexibility in how it might be shared.
The daily calendar can be used by individuals, families and small groups during the week and then each Sunday we have curated a series of five videos which celebrate stories of “Light in the Darkness” coming out of Baptist Care’s programs/experiences during COVID-19 and also our partnerships with two of our Churches.
These videos have been paired with five prayers and suggested Bible passages allowing congregations to choose to share the video and prayers in Sunday morning gatherings and through their social media posts. For churches whose preaching plans have been disrupted by recent events, these bible passages may of course also be used as a springboard to write a message from, or can simply be read with the prayers by the worship leader. Alternatively this resource could be used by Church small groups with groups watching the video, reading the prayer and passage, and reflecting on a couple of simple questions we have written.
We hope that this resource will be a blessing to your congregations and the stories will encourage you with the work that our God has been doing over this period of uncertainty.
CEO, Baptist Care SA
Rev Mike Mills
State Executive Minister,
Baptist Churches of SA