Friday, 15 January 2021

NBA Praying Together - 17 January 2021

We invite you to pray this week for Beacon Lough Baptist Church in Gateshead

https://www.blbc.org.uk/

 

Like many churches Beacon Lough has had to adapt over the last year.  It has been hard to be away from our building as much of our outreach is conducted from there.

 

We are Grateful to the Lord for providing us with personnel who are 'tech savvy' so that we have been able to develop an online service weekly and via the telephone so that those without the internet can access the Sunday service.  Our spiritual focus has been sharpened by the opportunities working online brings, many have been encountered, from all over, who are attending on a regular basis.  The fellowship have been great in encouraging each other via telephone calls, and when restrictions have allowed, walking with each other and doorstep visiting folks.  In addition some are shopping for others and helping out at the foodbank.  Particularly inspiring is the fact that a large percentage of our membership is over 70 proving the point that age is not a bar to service.

 

We are also hosting a WhatsApp group, which has been a great source for prayer fuel, and so many answers to prayer have spurred us on.  Regular prayer, fellowship and bible study meetings are also functioning well on Zoom.  A particular prayer focus is that we will remain relevant, so that when the pandemic eases we will be in a position to enable folk to pick up the threads of their lives in a new normal.



Ephesians 1: 15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

NBA Praying Together - 10 December 2021

This week, as part of our fellowship of prayer, we are asked to pray for:

Cambridge Road Baptist Church, Middlesbrough

We give thanks for God's faithfulness to us and for His provision over the last year of lockdown.  We've not done perfectly, but all things considered, we are thankful for how God has enabled us to walk through and adjust as a church to life in lockdown and to keep up a sense of community however imperfectly as times.

In this season of lockdown, we've been thinking as a leadership team about where God has been taking us as a church after the re:imagine process.  We want to leave the period of lockdown stronger than we were beforehand.  So, we ask for prayers for God's protection and wisdom, and His equipping us as we guide our church into this new phase of church life.


Ephesians 1: 15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.

Friday, 18 December 2020

NBA Praying Together - 20 December 2020


Prayers for December 20th 2020

from Paul Revill - NBA Mission Enabler

 

As Christmas draws close and the period of waiting and preparation transitions into the celebrations of Jesus' birth, take some time this weekend to consider some of the parallels between waiting in this Advent season and the waiting we've been experiencing under the pandemic restrictions.  The hope of an effective vaccine and an opening up of society once again; and the hope of a saviour to deliver us from sin, shame and death. 

 

As you pray this weekend, here are some further themes to focus upon:

 

·         Pray for all our churches as they celebrate the incarnation, that God will bring fresh revelation and insight into his nature and character in taking on human flesh and blood.

 

·         Pray for our churches as they engage in outreach this weekend with carol services, carol singing, online faith sharing and practical action.  As there are fewer alternative distractions this year, may churches become more central in their community life as people celebrate Christmas.

 

·         May we all find ways of living more slowly, more simply, more Christ-focussed lives this Christmas, giving time and space for the Saviour.

 

In my role as NBA Mission Enabler, please can you support me in prayer…

 

·         As we look to engage in a thoroughgoing review of Association life under a new Strategic Transitional Leader whom we hope to appoint in the Spring, may God bring clarity to how all the other staff roles will relate to this new role, and be guiding us in how we might need to change in order to embrace the new future which God has for us.

 

·         I am working on several projects for 2021: growing a mentoring network of younger and missional leaders across our churches; launching an Association year out discipleship scheme; developing our mission strategy, especially the pioneering and social action aspects; growing in our practice of online mission.  Please pray for God to lead and guide in each of these.

 

With thanks!

 

Paul Revill


Ephesians 1: 15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.

Friday, 11 December 2020

NBA Praying Together - 13 December 2020

This week we as part of our NBA prayer cycle we ask you to pray for South Bank Baptist Church in Middlesbrough


For thanks and praise:

            We praise and thank God for the way that so many in our church have served and blessed our community in the Name of Jesus in these difficult times.

            We praise and thank God for the growth in faith and trust that many have experienced, especially among newer Christians.

            We praise and thank God for those faithful members who have not been able to attend anything in person but have constantly and consistently prayed for our church and our community throughout this time.

For prayer:

            Leadership elections will take place early in the New Year. We ask for wisdom and guidance, we ask for courage and faith, we ask for vision and understanding.

            We ask for God to give us clear direction as to whether a possible new project is from Him or not.

            We ask for God to move mature Christians into our community. For so long South Bank has been seen as a place people move away from, but we see God restoring and renewing it in front of our eyes, and we ask for Him to do even more.


Ephesians 1: 15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.

Friday, 4 December 2020

NBA Praying Together - 6 December 2020


This week, as part of our fellowship of prayer, we invite you to pray for Upper Eden Baptist Church in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

www.upperedenbaptist.org


Give thanks for;
The encouragement and challenges we have appreciated through taking part in the NBA Reimagine course
The blessing of being able to meet on Zoom each week, for the provision of speakers and the deep fellowship we have enjoyed together
The growth in numbers attending, the new resources we have been able to use and the participation of more people in each service
The development of the Two's Company telephone befriending ministry and our connection with the local social prescribing link worker

Pray for;
Our church meeting on Monday as we consider options for recruiting a paid worker to support and develop our ministries
For imagination and sensitivity as we anticipate moving away from Sunday services on Zoom
For opportunities to reach out into the community to share the Gospel message in both word and deed
For the Churches Together in Kirkby Stephen to act as Good Samaritan's to the lonely, the left out and the lost in our community

 

Ephesians 1: 15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Prayer Request Video

Here is a video to accompany next week's prayer request for the Pioneer Roundtable -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCSSMPBq34c


Ephesians 1: 15-16 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.

NBA Weekly Prayer Request - 29 November 2020

This coming week in the NBA we are being asked to pray for the Pioneer Roundtable:

 

The National Pioneer Roundtable advocates meet every few months to connect and discuss the pioneering work which is going on in our different areas.

 

Please pray for the pioneers working in a variety of situations through the north.

 

·         In this time of disruption pray for God's Spirit to inspire them with the imagination to 'Sing a new song in a strange land'.

 

·         Pray for those within our churches who have a pioneering gift. That we may be able to spot them and release them.

 

·         Pray for those who are in tent-making or bi-vocational roles who may be struggling with finances during the lockdowns.

 

·         Pray that God will raise up pioneers across the UK to meet the Baptist Together focus for Pioneering.

 

How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land

Psalm 137:4


NBA Registered Office: 23, Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU

Company Number 04340889. Registered Charity Number 1092595

The Northern Baptist Association is a Registered Charity No. 1092595 and a Limited Company No. 04340889, Registered Office: 23 Church Wynd, Sherburn Village, Durham. DH6 1QU. This email (including any attached files) may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient (or have received this email in error) please notify the sender immediately and destroy this e-mail. Any opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the agreed policy of the Northern Baptist Association. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure or distribution of the material in this email is strictly forbidden. The Northern Baptist Association has made reasonable efforts to ensure that any attached files are virus-free, but you should use your own virus checking system to confirm this. We do not accept liability for loss or damage which may be caused to computer systems or data. The Association through its staff, officers and volunteers are asked for their opinion on a wide variety of concerns relating to the life of the Church. However, it is the responsibility of those seeking/receiving advice to identify when the matters arising require formal legal advice.  The Association does not provide legal advice and therefore does not carry insurance that covers loss that might arise from such advice.  Communications with the Association staff, officers and volunteers should not be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific and more detailed advice in a particular matter. Further communication will signify your consent to this.