Wednesday, 22 February 2017

NBA Prayers for 26th February - Beacon Lough BC (Gateshead)

Give thanks for:

All the regular weekly activities that continue to grow and all the dedicated helpers and leaders.

Prayer for Gateshead initiative with other local churches working well.

Small signs of growth in the Sunday morning congregation.

 

Pray for:

God's leading and direction as we continue to connect with our local community.

God's blessing on our plans for Easter and other outreach activities.

Continued good health and well-being for our more senior members, while covering with prayer those known to the church family with long term health issues.


Pastor: Rev Bob Adams

blbc.org.uk (and FB and Twitter)

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

NBA Prayers for 19th February - Hetton Independent Methodist Church

Thanks
·         Good numbers of Young People attending Sunday School and Church Services
·         Contact with the local community

·         Gill Tweddle accepting the call into the Ministry

 

Prayer
·         The numerous instances of ill health in the church
·         For the conversion of our Young People and the impact they could have on their families and our community
·         For Gill Tweddle as she is commissioned as a Minister and the calling that God has in store for her.


Church President: Shaun Newton

www.hettonimchurch.org

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

NBA Prayers for 12th February - Coulby Newham BC (Middlesbrough)

Giving thanks for

·         We have recently found out that we have been awarded a large grant of £55,000 to refurb and transform our run down community building into an amazing space for all our projects to run from and giving loads of new scope for starting new projects in the future. There will be massive changes happening including a café area and moving walls (very fancy). So we are crazy excited and now busy getting quotes and finalising plans.

·         We are about to welcome in 9 new members this month and they are all wonderful and we are really excited about them joining God's mission with us at CNBC and taking on our family values. We also have two new believers who are doing Baptism prep with us. 

·         Growing financial stability. A couple of years ago we were looking at some serious financial problems, but now with some amazing support from Home Mission and a whole bunch of plans and visions coming together, we are now in a much more solid position. Can't tell you how thankful we are for this.

 

Prayers

·         Please pray for us as we meet with and book contractors for the building work; we really want the right person to work with on these plans, as we only have 1 shot at getting it right. Grants like this don't come around very often.

·         Please pray for the Church and Stephen as 2017 will be Stephen's 7th year at Coulby and he is due a sabbatical at some point this year. Please pray for the right dates, the right focus for Stephen during that time, and for the Church to thrive under the different leadership over the 3 months he is away. 

·         Church Unity in Middlesbrough and Teesside to grow stronger and more effective in mission. Stephen has been a part of a network of local church leaders developing unity and mission together in the town and we sense that this is something that the Holy Spirit is leading and it will shape how Jesus' Church grows and expresses mission over the next few years. 

·         Pray that in all that goes on during 2017 we at CNBC keep the first things first and we grow in our depth of relationship with Jesus and our kingdom living. Pray that the Kingdom grows in Middlesbrough, please.


Pastor: Rev Stephen Sutton
cnbaptist.com (and on FB and Twitter)

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

NBA Prayers for 5th February - Esh Winning BC (near Durham)

Thanks:

For the building we worship in as we celebrate 140 years in May and the Letting of our Manse for the financial support this gives the Church and its Mission focus.

Preachers who faithfully proclaim the Truth of God's Word from our pulpit each week.

Those who regularly and faithfully attend our services and meetings each week for Worship.

 

For Prayer:

Children's & Young Peoples work at our three groups each week that we may see New Life for Our Lord as a result.

God to Bless the Outreach work which goes on weekly so that His church will be built up with Born Again believers.

Church Revival and Growth together with Commitment from those who could attend for Worship but don't.

Monday, 23 January 2017

NBA Prayers – Alnwick BC

For thanks:

Our Christmas carol service in the centre of Alnwick, which is becoming a regular part of Christmas for some local people.

A new opportunity, following on from a Christmas event, in a local sheltered housing development.

Developing links between the High School and our community ministers-in-training.

 

For prayer:

We have "reshuffled" our mid-week groups, which we see as an important way of building community: pray that new groups would enable us to grow as individuals and together.

Our CAP debt advice centre is transitioning to a new team (debt centre manager and debt coach) who are expecting to train with CAP in the next couple of months: pray that this venture will continue and develop in seeking to help people in need.

Following on from a day of prayer focus in January, we are seeking God's direction in the New Year: please pray for us to discern what He is calling us to.


Pastor: Rev David Archer

www.alnwickbaptist.org.uk (and on FB)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

NBA Prayers for 22nd January - Whitley Lodge BC (Whitley Bay)

Thanks:

1.       For the arrival of our new minister Paul Richards, for the level of agreement we found in his appointment and in arranging a manse. Looks like things are coming together.

2.       Well received services over Christmas, including the carol singing session in our local pub.

3.       Our street pastors have some great testimonies about the Lord leading them to people whose needs they have been able to meet. 

 

Prayer:

1.       Please pray for our activities, light bite and banter, good news club, women together and our regular Sunday morning services.

2.       There are a number of ongoing prayer items in which we need to see a break through (sorry we can't be more specific than that).

3.       And of course, please pray for Paul, and his wife Lynn, as they get to know us.


Minister: Rev Paul Richards

whitleylodgebaptist.org.uk (and on Facebook)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

NBA Prayers for 15th January - Owton Manor BC (Hartlepool)

Looking back to 2016, with thanks:

First: an excellent weekend of celebrations for the churches 60th anniversary in October, with Dr Steve Brady.
Second: The four Baptist Churches in Hartlepool had a really good Christmas Meal and Family Outreach, with John Archer, at the beginning of December.

Praise God with us for what has been.

Looking forward prayerfully to 2017: 
First, we need to do an unexpected major repair to the church roof.
Second: The leaders of the four Baptist Churches in the town have a meeting at the end of January, with John Claydon, to discuss how we might continue to work together in the town to support each church in ministry and mission.

Pray with us for the future, in God's hands.

Minister: Rev Maurice Mathison
Website: ombc.org.uk