Igniting Mission

‘The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning’.

We are all privileged to play our part in the mission of God, wherever God has placed us, so join in. To participate in mission is to participate in the movement of God’s love toward people, since God is a fountain of sending love.

‘As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you’ is the mandate Jesus has given us. If we are followers of Jesus, we shall by definition be those who are sent by him. We strongly advocate everyone being a committed contributor to the life of a local church, yet we recognise some churches provide a greater encouragement for individuals to be all Jesus Christ calls them to be in their own context and circumstances, than others. Seventy-two exists to be a network and a catalyst for us all to be those missional disciples we are called to be.

Igniting Mission Articles and Resources

Hope 23-24

Hope 23-24

My conviction is Hope 23-24 presents every Baptist church with a tremendous opportunity. It’s a big vision – uniting as a church across denominations and organisations to offer the hope of Jesus again to our nation starting September 2023. It’s a real privilege to be...

Mission in times of economic uncertainty

Mission in times of economic uncertainty

Sometimes there is simply no escaping the news. Whether I choose to listen or not, the media drum resounds somewhere in my subconscious perception, resisting my every effort to nullify its influence and raise destructive sound waves of faith in opposition. “Cost of...

Our Christian Hope

Our Christian Hope

I’ve been involved with leading churches for more than thirty-five years, but it’s never been easier to talk with people about death and the issues it raises for them, since the dawn of the pandemic. Now the death of our Queen Elizabeth II has raised the awareness of...

Helicopter or Roulette Wheel?

Helicopter or Roulette Wheel?

The place of gathered worship in mission Reflections on Father James Mallon’s book, Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy...

Listening as Mission

Listening as Mission

I listen to him for nearly three hours. As he talks, the abuse, the pain, the disappointment, the shame spill out in unpredictable shudders of tears and sorrow. He has no prayer life, no concrete belief in a God who loves him, just a confused collection of broken...

Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

We are all on a journey with God and for me on my journey I think that genuine stories of God’s provision, sustaining faithfulness, equipping and what God has been doing in my life and others around me have made an impact. My journey through church and college to this...

The Fuelcast: Go!

The Fuelcast: Go!

God asks us to 'go', but how do you set about sharing your faith? Seventy-two's Alex Drew and The Fuelcast have made this video in which she shares some of her experiences:  

The Bridge

The Bridge

Rich Rycroft from Hillfields Baptist Church in Bristol recently received a vision for the church he leads. A compelling parable for us all. Feel free to share this video:    

Seniors Ministry in a Pandemic

Seniors Ministry in a Pandemic

I could be biased, but of all the groups of people to minister among, I think I’ve got the best one. Since 2019 it’s been my privilege to be the Ministry Team Leader for Senior Adults at Clevedon Baptist Church. At CBC we call Seniors those who have had 70 or more...