Reviews of events we’ve been to or been involved with.

3 10, 2016

Upcoming Event – Ash Barker: From Bangkok to Bristol

What can we learn about incarnational living? After 25 years of urban mission in Melbourne and Bangkok, Ash Barker with wife Anji and son Aiden are now immersed in the life of Winson Green, Birmingham, where they have founded and lead Newbigin House. Ash was the founding director of Urban

14 07, 2016

Hearts and Minds

We recently hosted an inspiring ‘Hearts and Minds’ day conference, in conjunction with Regent’s and South Wales Baptist Colleges. We heard some excellent papers from ministerial and other colleagues who are engaged in ongoing research and reflection. A personal highlight for me (and I was unable to attend all the

30 06, 2016

College Valedictory Service 2016

On Saturday 11th June the college held its annual valedictory service where we celebrate and send out our leaving students. We had a wonderful morning hearing about their achievements, and although we'll miss them all very much we're incredibly proud of every single one of them. Have a look at

11 05, 2016

Hearts and Minds Conference

I am very excited to say that things are firming up for our Hearts and Minds conference in early June. It looks like a fascinating day - we have papers on church hopping; theology of friendship and disability; and how to disciple post-moderns, among others - plus of course our

21 03, 2016

Youth & Children’s Work South West Retreat

For the last few years, BCYM have been involved in the delivery of the Youth and Children's Work South West Conference, in Exeter. This year, on our seventh year of running we decided to do something a bit different, and instead of running a conference, we ran a retreat. The

15 02, 2016

CYM Staff Conference 2016

On the third week of each month we review an event that we've attended recently. This month Jo Dolby shares some reflections on the recent CYM Staff Conference. The beginning of February saw our annual CYM staff conference. This is where CYM staff from across our five UK centres gather

19 11, 2015

Youthwork Conference 2015

Youth Work Conference; blink and you missed it. A weekend filled with worship, teachings and encouragement. Arriving and setting up our beautiful pink stall, we thought as a team, we better brush up on the course portfolios. After a quick test on what course offers which topics, and of course

27 07, 2015

Jo Dolby Speaks at National Youthwork Summit

On June 20th Jo travelled to Tonbridge, Kent to speak at the annual Youthwork Summit. The event attracts around 800 Christian youth workers from around the country, to hear 20 speakers giving short talks on a variety of topics. This year the theme was ‘The Way Back’, exploring the things

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