Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and greetings from Baptist House.
Attached please find the following document: 1. 2019 Statistical Returns
We are currently in the process of completing the 2020 BU Handbook. Unfortunately it has not been possible to publish an updated version of the Handbook this year, but we hope to have the 2020 one available early next year.
Could you please assist us by ensuring that the Annual Statistical Return 2019 be completed and returned to Lorén at the BU Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, 16 August 2019.
Your kind assistance in this regard will be greatly appreciated.
A. Notice of Motion regarding the proposed new structure for the Baptist Union 1. 2017 Executive Report and Proposals 2. Description and Explanation 3. Transition Plan 4. Regional Consultations - report back 5. Financial Perspectives and Budget 6. Frequently Asked Questions The Executive report and proposal on the new BU structure will be tabled and discussed at the 2017 Assembly for acceptance at the 2018 Assembly. Notice is given that should the report be accepted at the 2018 Assembly, changes to the BU Constitution will be voted on at that Assembly to allow the implementation of the new structure. B. Notice of Motion regarding the proposed new Statement of Faith for the Baptist Union 1. 2017 Executive Report and Proposals 2. Proposed abridged Statement of Faith 3. Proposed unabridged Statement of Faith with Scriptural references 4. The current 1924 Statement of Faith (for comparison) The Executive report and proposal on the new Statement of Faith will be tabled at the 2017 Assembly for adoption at the 2018 Assembly. C. Notice of Motion from the Claremont Baptist Church regarding the proposed new Statement of Faith D. Notice is hereby given that the Baptist Union Constitution will be amended in 2018 to give effect to SARS requirements During recent years a number of statutory requirements have been enacted regarding the taxation of institutions such as the BU. The Baptist Union Constitution has not been amended to reflect these requirements. Notice is given that the Constitution will be amended at the 2018 Assembly to give effect to these changes.