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Helping Churches Plant Churches

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 6 – Immigration and Evangelism

This past year alone, six men – Alireza, Saeed, Hitoshi, Shirwan, Paiwast and Ibraheem – from Muslim backgrounds attended Grace Baptist Church, Wood Green for the first time. That’s not all. This was the first time any of these men had attended a church period. Continue reading

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 5 – Grace Baptist Parochialism?

“Are you one of those narrow-minded Grace Baptists that thinks only Grace Baptists will be in heaven?” “No,” I replied, “I don’t even think all the Grace Baptists will make it!” They laughed which was a good thing. It was, after all, only a joke. Continue reading

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 4 – Aren’t there enough conferences already?

Grace Baptist Partnership didn’t set out to have an annual conference. However, it happened. Here’s how. Before the Partnership was formed I used to teach one Saturday a month in London and another Saturday a month in Leicester. Each year we would have one day where the two groups met together either in London or in Leicester. Continue reading

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 3 – Is God Good?

“I am presently on the Scotland tour, but have been floored by a very sore throat that leaves me now unable to speak. Organisers up here have taken matters out of my hands and called off the final meetings of the tour.” That’s how it started. Continue reading

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 2 – Working Hard for the Churches

For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis. I’m certain there was enough gospel work to keep Epaphras busy in Colossae. However, he extended himself to work hard for other churches in the Lycus River Valley as well. Continue reading

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 1

Plans for the future were a bit tentative. I intend to pass through Macedonia, and perhaps I will stay with you or even spend the winter … I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. Paul’s words to the Corinthians were not exactly brimming with Apostolic certainty. Continue reading

Partnership Update

​​We are pleased to announce the forthcoming amalgamation of Grace Baptist Partnership and Grace Baptist Partnership Scotland. Barry King will serve as General Secretary and Ali McLachlan will serve as Associate General Secretary. The amalgamation will be formalised at the Grace Baptist Partnership annual conference 24 – 26 August 2016 at Swanwick, Derbyshire. Continue reading

Day 29 – 29 Days of Prayer and Giving – West Edinburgh, Scotland

Wherever I am, whomever I’m with, I make sure the subject of church planting comes up. Like the time I first met Adam Laughton on a short-term teaching trip to Nigeria. I peppered him with questions. Who understands church planting in Britain? Who do I need to meet? Who would share my aspirations to see as many churches as possible planted in our country? It was there in Nigeria that I first heard the name, Ali McLachlan. Continue reading

Day 28 – 29 Days of Prayer and Giving – Vienna, Austria

In recent years I have enjoyed good health – seldom having as much as a cold. There was that one time though – three years back – when a case of food poisoning took me out of commission completely for the better part of a week. Unhappily, this illness coincided with a trip Frances and I had planned to the Black Forest in Germany where I was speaking at a residential conference on church planting. I insisted up until 24 hours before the conference began that I would be well enough to make it. I wasn’t. Continue reading

Day 27 – 29 Days of Prayer and Giving – Llandeilo, Wales

When Grace Baptist Partnership was formed in 2010, we were asked to specify our area of operation. We said England and Wales. In reality it would take several years before we would have any tangible involvement in the work of the gospel in Wales. That involvement, when it came, would be in the form of a monthly grant to Grace Rural Wales Partnership for the work of Simon Bowkett. Continue reading