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Resources for Church Planters – Myth Busters

Unproved or false collective beliefs are often used to justify our lack of involvement in church planting. I think it’s time to discuss some of these issues and to dispel some of these myths. Why not begin with these four? Click below to read more. Myth Busters – Dispelling common myths about church planting (PDF,…
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Lessons in Church Planting – Bible Exposition

Expositional preaching might be a new concept for you. This is preaching which seeks to read out of the Biblical text what it actually says rather than reading into it one’s own preconceived notions. Expounding a text is explaining it in light of its historical context, of its grammatical context, and even of its cultural…
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Latest Partnership Update

27th April 2011 GROWING LEADERS Manchester Men from various towns and cities throughout the North of England are expected to participate in our new training group in Manchester beginning 7 May 2011. Stephen Rees, Geoff King, Mick Lockwood, and Stuart Olyott will join me in leading sessions on Biblical exegesis, Biblical exposition and Biblical evangelism…
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Lessons in Church Planting – Suffering will come

In Acts 17 when Paul was at Thessalonica, while there was a wonderful work of God’s grace in the hearts of many of the people, there was another reaction in others, namely opposition to the message Paul preached that resulted in suffering. The unbelieving Jews became jealous and filled with envy turned against the believers.…
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What does Easter mean to me?

This article was originally commissioned and published in Grace Magazine (Spring Easter Issue). Please visit http://www.gracemagazine.org.uk/ for more information and to subscribe. I’ve got a great job. I get to work with scientists in various fields of science who are constantly pressing the boundaries. But the one field which fascinates me the most is gerontology.…
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Is the Grace Baptist Partnership a registered UK charity?

Yes, the Grace Baptist Partnership is a registered UK charity with the following charitable objectives. The advancement of the Christian religion, in accordance with the principles of that part or section of the Baptist denomination known as Grace Baptist Churches holding to the doctrinal basis specified in clause 4, by; Providing training, practical experience, resources…
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What does it take to plant a Church?

Discussions about Church planting often come round to the question, what does it take to plant a Church? The answers can be revealing. Often it’s enough to make someone conclude we have been listening more to the experts on the subject than to the exposition of Scripture. Read more.

Myth Busters – Dispelling common myths about church planting

Unproved or false collective beliefs are often used to justify our lack of involvement in church planting. I think it’s time to discuss some of these issues and to dispel some of these myths. Why not begin with these four?

Explaining the Unexplainable

How a small church in North London is planting multiple new churches – As the number of churches I have been able to plant as the pastor/church planter of Grace Baptist Church Wood Green in the past three year nears double digits, people are looking for an explanation. Though there is no explanation other than the goodness of God, there are some human factors which I as a pastor/church planter think are quite significant. Read more.

Who are the GBP Trustees?

Grace Baptist Partnership seated trustees in its first meeting 11 January 2010. Eric Cousins, chief executive officer of Grace Baptist Trust Corporation led the meeting in the Grace Baptist Church Angel vestry. The initial trustees are David Chapman, secretary of the Association of Grace Baptist Churches (Southeast); David Piper, secretary of the Association of Grace…
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