Category: Events

A pre-release peek into the new Bible Society’s book

Tim Stephenson,

Join us for a fun evening to celebrate the launch of “Jonah and the bony-finned asteroid fish” – a sci-fi adventure of a washed-up prophet. With readings, quiz, book-signing and supper.

We do need to hear if you want to come so we can cater appropriately so please sign up at the back of church or use the form below.

Safeguarding training dates

Tim Stephenson,
silhoetted couple make arch with hands for children to go through; surrounded by protective hands

At Corsham Baptist Church we recognise our responsibilities to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults. You can read more about our policies and procedures to do this here.

Periodically, we run a Level 2 training course for all our new volunteers or as a refresher for those that have been around longer. This is carried out by Steve Bryant who is an approved West of England Baptist Association trainer. There are two upcoming opportunities:

  • Weds 27th February (evening)
  • Sat 2nd March (morning)

For more information please contact the office or fill out the form below with which date you prefer:

Corsham Town Carol Service

Louise,

A quick reminder that the Corsham Town Carol Service will take place on Tuesday 18th December, meeting outside Haine and Smith at 6:45pm.  Bring your lanterns!!  Mince pies in Church Street at the end of the service!  All welcome!

Mission Shaped Ministry Course – Taster Day – Sat 11th Nov

Tim Stephenson,
Mission Shaped Ministry flyer

The Mission Shaped Ministry course helps to make ‘Mission Impossible’ to become ‘Mission Possible’. It helps to find effective ways in which you can share your faith with friends and neighbours, without scaring them away.

It shows you that mission is not difficult and anyone can do it!

What could God be calling YOU to do to change your town or village?

The course will focus especially on mission and ministry in a rural context, in market towns and villages like Chippenham and the surrounding area.

This taster session is taking place on 11th November 10am-1pm in Chippenham. The speaker is Tim Lea from Fresh Expressions.

The course will launch on 27th January 2018. Please speak to Phil Osmond, visit missionshapedministry.org or contact the course runners directly at msmnorthwilts@gmail.com for further details of this exciting initiative!

Reformation remix – THIS Sunday

Adrian,

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation starting with Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. We owe a great deal to this period of church history, and to mark the occasion the Bible Society have created a show to tell the historical story in a very engaging and entertaining way. Corsham Baptist Church is hosting a live performance of the show (October 8th) and regardless of whether or not you’re are a keen historian this show is not to be missed! – You’ll come away with a better understanding of this important period having also been well entertained by the impeccable acting, humour and music.

You can checkout more information and show your interest at https://www.facebook.com/events/860660314086674

God doesn’t believe in karma

Tim Stephenson,

Today’s question Jesus asked:

“Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?”
Matt. 18:33

The amount discussed in the parable is huge, something like 20 years salary. God has forgiven us a similarly immense debt. We live in a culture of “you get what you deserve” and “what goes around comes around” but it’s wrong.

God does not believe in karma!

And if God is so abounding in mercy, how can we hold on to our grudges?

Have you not read?

Tim Stephenson,

From Simon Ponsonby’s morning talk at New Wine today.

When the Saducees tried to catch Jesus out, His response was telling:

“…have you not read what God said to you…?” Mat 22:31

Jesus has read it, that’s why he was able to quote 24 books of the OT during his ministry [says Simon P, I’ve not checked!]

The devil’s read it, that’s why opponents of Christ from ancient Rome to ISIS are so keen to ban it.

But what about you? “To drop the Bible is to lose the plot”, says Simon, to coin a phrase.

Know me more…

Tim Stephenson,

At New Wine this week, I thought I’d try to distill the essence of Simon Ponsonby’s morning message: questions Jesus asked. Question 1:

“Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?” John:14-9

The Lord invites and wants us to know Him better. No matter if he’s talking to Philip and the other disciples that had spent night and day with him for 3 years or someone in Corsham with a few tentative questions.

Either way, His answer is not a dismissive “Haven’t you got it yet?”, remember it was Adam and Eve that hid from God, He went looking for them.