Category: Reaching Nations

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 28 - Situation Vacant

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 28 – Situation Vacant

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bruce Jenkins, one of the elders at Caversham Evangelical Church in Reading, wrote recently to tell me about the ongoing work in Sonning Common. He told of various encouragements – a weekly afternoon service, a well-supported parent and toddlers group, a monthly club for primary school age children and a new evangelistic course being attended by three local non-Christians – but closed by drawing my attention to a great need. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 27 - Third Choice?

Month of Prayer and Giving Day 27 – Third Choice?

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Those familiar with the process for appointing a leader for the work in Walthamstow, will know that ‘Wale Akinrogunde was not the first person considered for the post. Truth be told he wasn’t even the second. Two other men had the opportunity to take up the post before deciding for different reasons not to do so. It was only then that ‘Wale was interviewed and subsequently offered the post. Does that mean he was our third choice? Not at all. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 26 – Evangelical Tract Society

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 26 - Evangelical Tract Society

I didn’t become a Christian through a tract. I did become a Grace Baptist through one. My family and I were seeking to plant an independent evangelical church in Haringey, London. One day as we were walking down Wood Green High Street a tract was placed in my hand. That was my first encounter with a Grace Baptist and my first experience with Evangelical Tract Society tracts. It would not be the last. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 25 – Aiming at what is honourable

| March 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 25 - Aiming at what is honourable

When Paul wrote 2 Corinthians he made mention of his desire not to attract criticism in the administration of financial gifts from the churches. He said measures had been taken to handle finances wisely because of a desire to do what was honourable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man. It is for this reason – among others – that Grace Baptist Partnership seeks to honour the Lord in this area. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 24 – Real Life

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 24 - Real Life

In June 2015, the first Real Life Week of Evangelism was held in Edlesborough. Through door to door evangelism and special evangelistic events the gospel was made known in four different villages. The work in Edlesborough – to say nothing of the benefit to the workers who came from throughout the country and beyond – was greatly strengthened. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 23 – What Bible version do Grace Baptist Partnership churches use?

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 23 - What Bible version do Grace Baptist Partnership churches use?

Let me begin by saying that Grace Baptist Partnership doesn’t have churches – not any. We are simply a means through which various autonomous local churches as well as other likeminded individuals partner together to – as our strapline says – grow leaders, plant churches and reach nations. We simply don’t ‘have’ churches. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 22 – Don’t waste your annual leave

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 22 - Don’t waste your annual leave

I tend to take part of my holiday entitlement to travel outside my normal areas of ministry to assist friends in their ministry endeavours. So, in November 2015 I found myself preaching at Proclamation Institute Zambia in Garneton – near Kitwe – in Central Zambia. While there I also had the opportunity to meet up with my friend and GBP treasurer, Chola Mukanga. Foremost on my agenda was a desire to encourage him to pursue full-time ministry. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 21 – Where are the men?

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 21 - Where are the men?

I was speaking at the West Lancashire Reformed Baptist Fellowship at North Preston Evangelical Church six years ago tonight. I was telling them about a new training initiative we hoped to launch at Radcliffe Road Baptist Church in Bury. Given the dearth of men stepping forward for vocational ministry, someone asked – quite appropriately – if I thought there were men in the churches interested in such training. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 20 – We need to talk

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 20 - We need to talk

When the number of Poles in the United Kingdom is greater than that of any foreign-born group, we need to talk. When fewer than half of 1% of Poland’s population are evangelical, we need to talk. When 100 cities of 25,000 or more in Poland have no evangelical witness, we need to talk. Continue reading

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Month of Prayer and Giving Day 19 – A Sunday in the life of Ali McLachlan

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Month of Prayer and Giving Day 19 - A Sunday in the life of Ali McLachlan

The day begins like most others in the McLachlan household. There’s breakfast and a brief time of family worship. Then it’s time to go to worship at Grace Baptist Church, West Edinburgh. The church is growing in membership – seven new members were added last month – and the leadership is being strengthened as well. Continue reading

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