“Seeing God at work” – the 2016 Fresh Streams Conference

“The worship, teaching and smaller seminars have all been superb,” said one delegate. Another reflected “I now feel called by God to continue my ministry.” Nearly 300 people gathered at The Hayes Conference Centre for the annual Fresh Streams Conference …

The Bible just left the building

How we lost confidence in our own text and what we can do about it James Catford, Chief Executive of Bible Society If we were to do a short survey in your church about Bible reading habits, what do think …

“We have been blessed and encouraged…” the 2015 Fresh Streams Conference

The 2015 Fresh Streams national conference was packed with delegates – well over 300 of them, many of them first-timers – and packed with sessions that those attending found ‘challenging’, ‘exciting’, ‘moving’ and ‘inspiring’ – just some of the adjectives used …

Theology Summer School – listen now!

Heaton Baptist Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, June 2014 – our first-ever Theology Summer School, in partnership with the Northern Baptist Association and organised brilliantly by Heaton Baptist Church. Four great sessions, well worth careful listening: Women in leadership: the next part of …

Who might benefit from leadership training?

It’s not too late* to apply for training with DNA, says Pete Gilbert. He is urging you to take a moment to think ‘outside the box’. Read on… “I don’t think we’ve got anyone suitable to do DNA in our …

In the picture… prayer and pixels

There was a moment at our last prayer and fasting day when something very special happened: God spoke to us through his gathered people! How Baptist is that? How Biblical is that? We had given time to sung worship; we …

Connecting with your local authority

Roger Sutton leads the ‘Gather’ movement; this practical and wonderfully helpful article shares the wisdom and experience he has gained from many years of effective work in this area. A Chief Executive Officer of a local council recently described the …

Developing young leaders

Fresh Streams is an enthusiastic partner with DNA because the future – and present – of our churches depends on encouraging and equipping young people for passionate Spirit-filled missional leadership. And to illustrate what we mean, read on! Stuart Earl …

Be still… and know

You want to pray, but have nothing left to give. Simply focusing on God’s word is one response – and it has had a profound impact at an East Midlands church, writes Ruth Rice. I remember vividly the moment when …

The 2014 conference recordings

“Inspirational, down to earth, authentic…” The feedback from one person who heard the main sessions at this year’s conference. Have a listen and judge for yourself! And if you find a talk particularly helpful, do send the link to others …