Baptist Union Council

I have just returned from the March meetings of the Baptist Union Council.  It was a good event, overall, with a nice spirit and plenty of opportunity for the usual interaction and meeting friends.  Significant decisions included those to enable churches of the Independent Methodist Connexion to form a non-geographical Association within the BUGB; approval of new drafts of ministerial recognition rules and guidelines relating to the notion of qualifying office; consideration of a strategy for the Union; provision of a possible Approved Governing Document to help churches who will need to become Registered Charities after April 2008, plus the usual stuff about budgets etc. Of particular interest was a presentation by the Younger Leaders’ Forum about their new resource Ctrl-Alt-DelAndy Goodliff has more details.