Wednesday, 21 February 2018

NBA Prayers for 25th February - South Bank BC

We thank and praise God for recent baptisms and new members.

 

We thank and praise God for our community cafe - Freedom Cafe - which opens every Friday and has been running for almost a year, and for the impact that it has had on our church and our local community.

 

Please pray that, as a church, we would together discover ways to put our vision statement - 'To be courageous messengers of God's unconditional love' - into practice.

 

Please pray that, as a church, we would know God's leading as to the right way and the right time and the right people to restart our youth and children's work in the community.


Minister: Rev Jon Edwards
southbankbaptist.org (and FB)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

NBA Prayers for 18th February - Crosby Garrett United Church

We had a great turn out from the village for our carol and nativity service, taken by Donald Marston, with the young people from the village doing readings and the smaller children acting out the nativity. It was a great joy to see a full church of all denominations.

 

As a small, village church, we will always value all your prayers. Particularly now, we ask for your prayers for two of our members who are struggling with health problems and have not been able to get out to our services because of the weather conditions.


Ministers: Rev Stephen Radford (Methodist), Mr Donald Marston (Baptist)

ksaandtcircuit.org.uk/crosby-garrett



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

NBA Prayers for 11th February - Morpeth BC

Prayer:

 

1, Pray for us as we spend a year listening to God and the community for mission.

2, Pray for our leaders as we spend time looking at our church profile etc. for the future.

3, Pray alongside us for those within Morpeth Baptist who work in hard but rewarding frontline missional jobs: Nurses; Chaplains; Teachers etc.

 

Thanks:

 

1, Thanks for God's vision we feel we've been receiving over the past year.
2, Thanks for the new(ish) caretaker at the school we meet in whom is a real 'Person of peace'.
3, Thanks that, while not having our own building sometimes annoys us, it does give some huge opportunities. May we be satisfied with what we have and use all the opportunities God has given us.


Pastor in Training: John Cooper

morpethbaptist.org (and FB)

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

NBA Prayers for 4th February - Westgate BC (Newcastle)

Please pray for wisdom, discernment and patience for us as we begin the search for a new Senior Pastor and that God will hold the church family in a unity of heart and mind and purpose as we continue to worship and serve him in the meantime.

 

Please pray for all the final arrangements to be completed so that we can begin our new ministry of housing destitute asylum seekers. Pray for a good working relationship between the church and Action Housing, who are advising and helping us. Give thanks for the generosity of all those making this possible.

 

Please pray for our new ministry, "Make Lunch", that it will grow and meet the needs of local children and their families. Give thanks for the team and especially pray for Margaret as she heads up this ministry.


Assistant Pastor: Shelagh Garry
westgatebaptist.org.uk (and FB)


Wednesday, 24 January 2018

NBA Prayers for 28 January - South Hylton IMC (Sunderland)

Praise for:
·         Our joyous nativity and carol services and for the many who came to share with us as we celebrated the birth of Jesus.
·         The continued focus on the centrality of Scripture and the spiritual growth of those who attend our Bible study groups.
·         Our ongoing links with the village primary school through monthly assemblies, special events in the church and the annual "Bible Comes Alive" presentations.
·         The determination of the fellowship to share together in the Lord's work.

Prayer for:
·         A full recovery for Anne, our minister, after her recent hip fracture and for adequate care provision for her and her husband in the immediate future.
·         Several other church members suffering from health problems at present.
·         Help with the work among children and young people, especially the restarting of midweek activities.
·         The best use of all our giftings and efforts for the future growth of the fellowship and of the Kingdom in our area.

Minister: Anne Chisholm
southhyltonimchurch.org.uk

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

21st January - NBA Prayers for Durham Road BC, Gateshead

Thanks:

 

For considerable growth in the congregation over the last 18 months (we've doubled in size!)

For new leaders being raised up

For God blessing us with a rich sense of his presence and grace in our life together

For people being willing to step up and try new things

 

Prayer:

 

For our building redevelopment to be granted planning permission quickly (it's Grade 2 listed)

For people to come to faith (we have a number of people getting close)

For us to be able to continue to nurture and release leaders

For continuing to clarify the calling of the church and to put in place the right structures


Team Leader: Duncan Moore

gatesheadchurch.co.uk

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

NBA Prayers for 14th January - Lakeside BC (Sunderland)

Praise

1 - For the Christmas outreach and response to it - number of people attended as a result of placing knitted angels near bus stop and shop and throughout the estate

2 - Faithful and effective ministry of Pastor Ian Wren

3 - Faithful group of core workers

 

Prayer

1 - A new year Tuesday night Bible study and prayer time looking at Baptist Principles, with John Claydon's help

2 - The re-launch of the prayer triplets

3 - Baptism of a young adult early in new year

4 - Continued and deepening sense of God's love among us to overflow into our community

5 - Guidance on how to serve our community in Christ's name


Minister: Rev Ian Wren

lakesidebaptistchurch.co.uk