Carl Smethurst


Regional Minister - Mission

Carl takes the lead on the following matters:

  • Church planting, pioneer ministry and mission.
  • Inspiring, equipping and resourcing our churches and ministers for mission.
  • Strategic oversight of new and developing missional initiatives.
  • Encouraging closer links between our churches to support & resource mission.
  • Oversight of care for and encouragement of our smaller churches.
  • Home Mission - strategy, promotion and management of granting processes.
  • Oversight of our Small Mission Grants programme (formally called the Stronger Together Mission Fund)- this fund makes small grants to churches to support new missional initiatives and outreach.
  • Oversight of the SWBA Learning Community - promoting health, growth and development of member churches, pioneers & chaplains.
  • Use of technology and media in the life and work of the Association.
  • Creating, developing & encouraging of the use of creative arts in mission & ministry.
  • Baptists Together (BT) Mission Forum and any other national mission-focused gatherings.
  • Oversight & development of Children, Youth & Families ministries within SWBA
  • Oversight & development of the INVEST internship scheme & link with BT young adults leadership development
  • Ecumenical link with Devon and Cornwall Church Leaders.
    • Carl is your point of contact for any of the above matters, and any other matters relating to the areas of mission, Home Mission or technology/media.

To get in touch with Carl, phone the SWBA office on 01392 433533 or email carl@swbaptists.org.uk.

Carl Smethurst