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Grace Extends in Halstead

Sometimes after a long season of plodding, the Lord is pleased to move things forward a bit more quickly. Here is a report of how grace is extending in Halstead. The work at Halstead – particularly since Graham and Tracy Field moved there with their daughter Josie – has experienced slow but steady progress. In…
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Prayer and Praise 2019

Every year, churches that are connected through the ministries of Grace Baptist Partnership come together for a time of joint worship with singing, testimonies, prayer and a message from God’s Word. This video contains some of the highlights of our most recent day. Prayer and Praise 2019 from Grace Baptist Partnership on Vimeo.

Grace Extends in Halling

Advised to call it a day, sell the premises, and invest the proceeds in gospel work in a more strategic area, the friends at Halling bucked the trend and invested their money in revitalising the work in their ‘unstrategic’ village. Here is an account of how grace is extending in Halling. Last Saturday at a…
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Grace Extends in Govan

No two persons are the same. Every person is the same. Read this brief update about how grace is extending in Govan, Scotland. Q: “How do you minister to people whose lives are so desperate and transient?” A: “You mean you don’t?” Ministering in one of the country’s most broken areas is challenging. But life without…
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Grace Extends in Edlesborough

Do you think of church life in villages as being somewhat static? Here is an account of how grace is extending in this village on the Bedfordshire / Buckinghamshire border. 2019 has been – and promises to be! – an eventful year in the life of the church at Edlesborough. During January – March, Alister King…
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Grace Extends in Edinburgh

A lot has happened in Edinburgh in recent years. Read this account by Ali McLachlan of how grace is extending in Scotland’s second largest city. Much frantic lunging from side to side is required to get a bicycle into a steady momentum. While that early energy cannot be sustained the direction must not be forgotten:…
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Grace Extends in Dunstable

At almost 367 years old the Baptist church in Dunstable is familiar with the ebbs and flows of local church life. Here is an account of grace extending in this Bedfordshire market town. Last Saturday morning I was teaching a group of 21 people in a monthly training day at Dunstable Baptist Church about evangelism. During…
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Grace Extends in Cumbria

Cumbria is one of England’s most beautiful counties. Here is an update of one way in which grace is extending in this spiritually needy place. I’ve been called to task a time or two for referring to Cumbria as one of England’s ‘dark corners.’ The term, however, much less the assessment, didn’t originate with me. Credit…
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Grace Extends in Chingford

What happens when a church has been successfully replanted? Do all the challenges vanish? No, in fact they often face a new set of challenges. Challenges that require much wisdom and grace. Read here how grace is extending in Chingford. I carry a lot of before and after photos around in my mind. For instance,…
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Grace Extends in Chelmondiston

There’s a lot of talk these days about ministry in hard places. One of the hardest places for ministry in 21st-century Britain – though seldom if ever mentioned in such discussions – is rural villages. Here is an account about how grace is extending in one such village – Chelmondiston. If we’re honest most pastors are…
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