In 2015 we have launched the idea of Fresh Streams Partners, these are individuals who are committed to developing the ongoing friendship, support & prayers for Fresh Streams & in particular those on the leadership team. This is expressed by the emphasis on friendship, finance and focus.
Friendship will be about building relationships through conference and gathering, and also about offering intentional and mutual encouragement and support.
Finance will be encouraging every partner to contribute to the life and purpose of Fresh Streams through their personal giving of a minimum of £5 a month. This would mean we can resource the network and enable us to fulfill our vision and achieve our priorities.
Focus would be about prioritising relationships and resources for the sake of developing the network with its emphasis on equipping, inspiring, connecting, resourcing and giving courage to leaders and leadership teams.
It’s not that Fresh Streams needs time; it’s that equipping, inspiring, connecting, resourcing and giving courage to leaders and leadership takes time. Coming to the annual conference, the May Gathering and the prayer and fasting days takes time. But it is time given for the sake of seeing us become a movement informed by the Word and inspired by the Spirit to speak peacefully in a world of violence, truthfully in a world of lies, courageously in a world of fear, compassionately in a world of hate and hopefully in a world of turbulence.
We are developing partnerships through the friendships we have within the network some of these are Open Doors UK, BMS World Mission, Renew Wellbeing, DNA, Next Leadership, Light Project and New Wine. Plus partnering with others within Baptists Together on specific projects e.g Pioneering and Mission.