Grace Extends to Bounds Green
For some years the Grace Baptist Church in Wood Green has shown a remarkable appetite – and aptitude! – for church planting. Now this work is extending to Bounds Green.
Bounds Green is an area just over a mile up the road from Wood Green but it has its own local culture, a Piccadilly Line underground rail station, a separate over-ground rail station, shops, cafes, barbers, a small monthly but popular street market, and thousands of residents. But it has no evangelical local church gospel witness. The only sign of a church of any kind in the central Bounds Green area is a plaque commemorating a Church of England building torn down in the 1990s and replaced with flats.
In partnership with Chris and Bethany Przybylowicz, workers with the International Mission Board, the church in Wood Green is seeking to see a church planted in Bounds Green. Chris and Bethany have, with support from various teams, visited most houses in Bounds Green, drawn up a database of potential contacts, and developed relationships with locals. Since October the church in Wood Green has run a weekly Bible study on Tuesday nights. One man has come consistently to this since the beginning and as a result has recently taken the significant step of leaving his Roman Catholic Church. Pray for God’s ongoing work in Roger!
They hope to have their first Sunday service on Easter Sunday 2019 in a local community hall. They hope to meet six consecutive Sundays in that venue and see what happens! Pray for their outreach efforts, that God would draw people to and save people through their gatherings, and that he would provide for the hire of the hall, which will be expensive.
“For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15