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

Rooting Church Planting in the Story of God

Rooting Church Planting in the Story of God

Church planting is a practice that has long existed in the Christian church; indeed it is as old as the church itself. The narrative of Acts records for us how early Christian communities are formed. Christian communities are formed as people respond to the Gospel. As...

Marks of a Growing Church: Taking Risks

Marks of a Growing Church: Prayer

We are delighted that from now onwards, we'll be sharing a monthly series of seven video blogs from Alex Harris, in which he shares with us seven marks of growing baptist churches. Here is a short introduction: ...and here is the first in the series Prayer

Seeds Of Hope: Adventures In Abbotswood

Seeds Of Hope: Adventures In Abbotswood

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11. This was the verse which was sent to me from a trusted Christian friend just before I made the bold decision to step...

Not A Target

Not A Target

Do you ever feel like a failure when it comes to sharing your faith? That you really ‘should’ mention Jesus or prayer to every stranger you meet? And if you don’t, you have kind of… failed? That you ‘ought to’ mention Jesus more to your family members who don’t follow...