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Helping Churches Plant Churches

Grace Extends in Strathmiglo

The example of Shamgar – start where you are, use what you have, do what you can do – has been formative in the story of Grace Baptist Partnership. Here is an account of grace extending in Strathmiglo, Scotland. ‘Start where you are and do what you can.’ ‘Evangelise on the basis of responsibility, not…
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Hard Done By?

As the month of prayer and giving comes to a close this weekend – only three more articles – Barry King raises an issue worth considering. It’s taken the better part of two decades for me to begin to understand English. Though new words, new pronunciations, new spellings, and new phrases have gradually become ingrained…
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Grace Extends in Ukraine

Through the work of Grace Baptists in Europe we have an ongoing commitment to the progress of the gospel in a number of countries. Here is an account of grace extending in Rakove, Ukraine. Over a couple of years, Ryan and Uliana King travelled quarterly to Khmelnitsky, Ukraine where with the blessing and encouragement of local…
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Grace Extends in Southall

The work in Southall captured the imagination of friends far and wide some time ago. Here is an account of how grace is extending in this area of massive spiritual need – and opportunity. With converts from various major world religions – including nominal Christianity – among the original core group and indigenous leaders from…
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Grace Extends in Ryarsh

Professing Christians cannot always get their heads around church planting or revitalisation. Here is an account of how grace is extending in a rural Kent village – Ryarsh. You don’t maintain an active interest in the spread of the gospel in dozens of places across the country without encountering opposition. Sadly, the opposition is at…
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Grace Extends in Bydgoszcz

Grace Baptist Partnership supports a number of gospel initiatives in various countries across Europe. Here are a few words about how grace is extending in Bydgoszcz, Poland. ‘Do we really need a church plant here?’ Overlooking unreached sinners in British cities, some ask if another church is really necessary. Surely there are evangelical churches here. ‘Aren’t…
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Grace Extends in North Watford

Daniel Shwe is a part of the story in the vast majority of the church plants and revitalisations we have undertaken in England. Here is an update on how grace is extending in his local church at North Watford. Daniel Shwe is a busy man. In addition to his service at North Watford, he supports…
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Grace Extends in Linslade

Some works have been effectively written off too soon. Here is an account of grace extending in one such place – Linslade. The congregation is tiny and its hard to see any future for the work there. The congregation is prayerful and committed and the town is growing rapidly. What an opportunity for the gospel.…
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Grace Extends in Leagrave

In recent years the church-planting work of Grace Baptist Partnership has put a number of places on the map as far as Grace Baptists are concerned. Here is an account of grace extending in one such place – Leagrave. Leagrave? Right, Leagrave. You mean, Lea? No, Leagrave. Gravesend? No, Leagrave. We’ve never had a church…
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Grace Extends in Hitchin

After a lengthy period of time without a pastor Grace Baptist Church Hitchin invited Tom Forryan to become their pastor last year. Here is an account of how grace is extending in this Hertfordshire town. Things don’t always work to plan, do they? Tom and Lucy Forryan planned to serve the Lord in Paris, France. When…
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