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Category: BNA Executive

Big changes

There are a number of big changes this year in the Baptist Northern Association; A reworked BNA AGM into what we’re calling the “One Life” Conference hosting J.D. Greear as our key speaker (register here). The new Constitution comes into play this year, which, driven by a desire to have equal regional representation from all four of…
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A New Chairman

We welcome Trent Eayrs as the new BNA Chairman! Someone messaged this regarding Trent’s recent appointment; “He is very to the point and driven. Wow, awesome to see how God is changing the face of the BNA. New creed, fresh ways of doing things… This is Trent’s driving force… I love it.” May our God,…
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A major milestone reached

Finally, after at least five years of thinking, envisioning, writing, implementing, speaking and finally voting, we have a new constitution which does away with the office of President and introduces regionalism with regions and regional representatives.  Last year, the BNA AGM, gave the green light to try out regionalism and if it works, write it up…
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The Way Ahead

Firstly, to the many churches that have given sacrificially even over many years, “Thank you!” We appreciate your partnership in the work of building Christ’s Kingdom through your gifts and involvement. My first intention in this initial period, with the BNA Executive, is to establish. We have an excellent Executive – men of integrity and…
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What has the Co-Ordinator been doing the last month?

1. Finishing – the task of finishing well at Wychwood Baptist has not been as clean cut and as easily negotiated as I had imagined and hoped. Laying aside and picking up has required some adjustments and honest conversations and even apologies as relationships and trust are crucial in God’s Kingdom. 2. Thinking – changing…
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Constitutional updates

Please not the following proposed amendments to the BNA Constitution. You can download a PDF version here.

Lance Laughton

Letter from Call Committee 15 September

15 September 2014 To all BNA Churches After much research and consideration for a suitable candidate for the position of BNA Co-ordinator, the call committee would like to recommend the name of Lance Laughton. We would like to request that the churches prayerfully consider this name and prepare themselves to be part of a decision…
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Big Move

New BNA office at Baptist House

After weighing up the pros and cons, we finally decided to give the BNA a new home.  The office in Pretoria was moved and will be set up to serve our churches from Baptist House.  Thanks to Pretoria Central for the office space for the last decade.    

July Executive Meeting

July Executive Meeting

Today was the first meeting of the 2014 BNA Exec. It was long… and fruitful. We praise the Lord for the work that he is doing in Gauteng, North West Province, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. — with Belinda Moneron and 5 others at Wychwood Baptist Church.