Retired Baptist Ministers Network (RBMN)

The EMBA Retired Baptist Ministers’ Network (RBMN) seeks to provide meaningful pastoral contact and support for Retired Baptist Ministers across the Association. RBMN Gatherings are also open to spouses who might want to participate. For more information about the Network, please contact Revd Dr Michael Bochenski.

2024 RBMN Events 

Lent Gathering 

Wednesday 27th March 2024, 10-12.00noon via Zoom (Tuesday of Holy Week) 

with Revd Dr Stephen Finamore (incoming BU President 2024-25) 

Come and join us for our Lent Gathering with Revd Dr Stephen Finamore (Incoming President of Baptists Together 2024-2025)

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Steve writes: Lent is strongly associated with the gospel accounts of Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness, where he grapples with what the words spoken at his baptism will mean for him. This theme culminates in the scenes in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus absorbs what it will mean for his will to conform to that of his heavenly Father. These stories frame the accounts of Jesus’ active ministry, and we will think about some of the ways they help us understand God’s call on our own lives. In concluding, we will touch on Hebrews 10, the climax of the writer’s theological argument, where the words of Psalm 40 are ascribed to the Son as he says, ‘See, God, I have come to do your will.’ We will reflect on the connections between these passages and what they might mean for discipleship and for ministry.






Summer Gathering 

Thursday 13 June 2024, 11-3pm, in-person at West Bridgford BC, Nottingham 

with Revd Jonathan Edwards (former BUGB General Secretary) 

Lunch provided 

Advent Gathering 

Tuesday 10 December 2024, 10-12.00noon via Zoom. 

With book focus 

Past RBMN Events

Advent Gathering 2023 

Thursday 07 December 2023, 

Michael Bochenski reflects on the Gathering. CLICK HERE TO READ HIS REPORT

Lent Gathering 2022

with Revd Dr Sally Nelson (St Hild’s College)





Revd Dr David Coffey (former BUGB General Secretary and President of the Baptist World Alliance 2005-2010) spoke at the Summer Gathering.  Here is the audio recording of his talk.


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