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Grays Joint Day of Worship and Witness Photos

A selection of pictures from the GBP Joint Day or Worship and Witness. [nggallery id=2]

Lessons in Church Planting – Training

A church planter can certainly benefit from general theological training which might be gained through his home church or by correspondence course or attending Bible college, but he also needs some specific training and direction in the area of church planting and this is best achieved by working with a more experienced church planter. Paul…
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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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Day of Joint Worship and Witness

Dear Partner in the Gospel I greet you in the wonderful and worthy name of Jesus Christ! May I remind you to pray for (and if all possible attend!) next Saturday’s (28th May 2011) day of joint worship and witness at Grays in Essex. These days, to be held quarterly, will replace the 5th Sunday…
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Partnership Update – 10th May 2011

Basic Training for Church Planters This week two groups of men preparing for church planting work will begin meeting simultaneously in London. Please pray for Barry King and Nathan Xiques as they teach the two groups. This is a moment of critical importance as one group of men begins and another continues a training process…
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Partnership in the Gospel

One of the most important facets of our work is the joyous task of growing leaders in the church for the churches. May I invite you to join us in prayer for two new groups of men (more than 40 in total) who are beginning our Basic Training for Church Planters course this month? We…
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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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Basic Training for Church Planters in Manchester

As part of our overall vision of growing leaders, planting churches and reaching nations, GBP will offer “Basic Training for Church Planters” in Manchester beginning in May 2011. The training will cover three key areas: 1) Basic Training in Biblical Exegesis, 2) Basic Training in Biblical Exposition, and 3) Basic Training in Biblical Evangelism and…
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