Thames Valley District of Baptist Churches
2017 Dates for the Thames Valley District
Executive (8 pm)
Council (8 pm)
Prayer Diary (target dates)
Spring (5 March)
Summer (18 June)
Winter (12 Nov)
Celebration Service 2016
Sunday 22 October 2017 at 6.30pm
with Rev Phil Barnard (London Baptist Association)
at Teddington Baptist Church
17 Church Road, Teddington TW11 8DB
Contacts for the Thames Valley District
Please direct any queries to Colin Hicks or Stella King
Map of the Thames Valley District
Links for the Thames Valley District
Aims of the Thames Valley District
1. To promote fellowship among the churches and to stimulate outreach
2. To provide mutual support among neighbouring churches with special concern for
the smaller fellowships
3. To maintain and encourage relations within the London Baptist Association
4. To support the work of the denomination in mission at home and abroad
Constitution of the Thames Valley District
BAPTIST CHURCHES OF THE THAMES VALLEY DISTRICT
(London Baptist Association)
Approved by the Council of the District on 3 November 2003;
amended 13 June 2011;
amended 5 June 2017
a. The District shall consist of Baptist Churches in the Thames Valley Area (as defined by the LBA) and such other Churches as the District Meeting may from time to time accept into membership.
b. Each affiliated Church shall contribute to the funds of the District, the amount of the subscription being reviewed annually by the District Meeting and depending on the size of the Churches and the amount estimated to be needed to meet the expenses of the District for the following year.
a. To offer mutual support for mission in our communities;
b. To have concern for small churches and recognise our mutual partnership in the gospel;
c. To encourage good relationships with the LBA including the LBA Regional Team.
3. DISTRICT MINISTER(S) AND DISTRICT COORDINATOR
The District Minister(s) shall be appointed by the LBA and the District Coordinator by the District Meeting. They will work together to help the District fulfil the Objectives set out above.
The District will encourage member Churches to work together in partnerships or clusters and will support those as appropriate.
5. DISTRICT MEETINGS
The Churches of the District shall meet together when this is necessary or desirable but at least annually. Such meetings shall support the Objectives set out above by:
a. Sharing good practice and news, praying and worshipping;
b. Encouraging mission initiatives;
c. Providing a forum for discussion of LBA and Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) matters;
d. Appointing officers (e.g. Coordinator and Treasurer) for three year terms or as necessary;
e. Appointing delegates to the LBA, if and when necessary.
The Accounts of the District for each year ending 31 December shall be independently examined by one person who shall normally be appointed by the District Meeting.
7. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Amendments to this Constitution shall be made by the District Meeting, written notice and information having been provided to member Churches at least 28 days prior.