Wednesday, 26 November 2014

NBA Prayers for 30 November (Advent Sunday)


We give praise and thanks to God for:
- a well-attended and encouraging Association Assembly with Jeff Lucas, grateful for the help of Westoe Road and Enon during the day.
- the encouragements gained and given, and the connections made, during the Season of Prayer.
- the growth and impact of the Kairos Youth weekend; for young people encouraged and enabled to move on in their faith.

- In this coming season of Advent, pray for our churches as they celebrate the coming of Jesus and share that good news with their communities through Carol Services and other Christmas events and celebrations.
- As the Association Mission Strategy is finally drafted and launched on 22nd February, pray that it may a have significant impact on the life and mission of our churches and Association.
- Pray for those churches seeking special funding to enable them to engage in specific pieces of youth work, that they may receive the resource to help them reach out to young people.

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

NBA Prayers for 23rd November - Durham City Baptist Church

Our Minister

  • Give thanks that, after a serious operation and convalescence, Ronnie Wynd is now back at work, gradually phasing in what he does.
  • Pray that Ronnie may both feel encouraged by what he can do and aware of what he cannot yet manage.
  • Give thanks for all those who have led worship during Ronnie's absence and who continue to take some Sunday Services. 

Our Church Anniversary - it is this weekend!

  • Give thanks for all who have gone before us and for those who will follow in our footsteps at Durham City as followers of Christ.
  • Give thanks for yesterday's Mission Evening, incorporating a Celebration Meal and a presentation by BMS World Vision speakers.
  • Pray for us as we conduct our Anniversary Service this morning and for Rev Rodney Breckon as he leads our worship.

Minister: Rev Ronnie Wynd

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

NBA Prayers for 16th November - New Silksworth IM Church (Sunderland)



Success of Holiday Club held in the summer and the recent one day Holiday Club & Hallelujah Party held in October school holidays, with the gospel being heard by families and children.


'Bible Comes Alive presentations to children, staff and helpers from three local schools and the ongoing links with these schools through assemblies and visits.


New after school initiative 'Stay & Play', for the encouraging response and further contacts made through attendees.


The increasing community influence of the church with the young, through Fun Club, Toddlers, Detonate, Stay'n'Play@Church, Summer Holiday Club, Seasonal Kids Club sessions and leaders acting as local school governors.




Wisdom in considering the leadership of the church and the way that God would take us forward.


Hearts and minds of the Silksworth Community are open to the Gospel.


Upcoming events and outreach activities planned for the Christmas period are prayerfully upheld and fruitful.


The increasing work with children and families in the local community


The re-kindling of God's Spirit within our community.


Our involvement with Nehemiah Global Ministries, supporting and encouraging the work in Ghana - building a school, health centre and church.

Minister: Alan Bickle


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

NBA Prayers for 9th November - Grange Road BC (Darlington)


  • For a year of encouraging growth in church numbers, with new faces nearly every week and with more people in the Sunday congregation who have been worshipping with us for less than two years than "the old timers"
  • For Rodney's committed and inspired leadership, supported by a group of hard working members, during the period the church has been without a Pastor
  • For lives that have been radically turned around in the church and for the testimony they give 


  • For everyone at Grange Road to develop a deeper and closer relationship with God
  • That the old and the new will grow together in unity and Godly purpose as we move through a season of change
  • That God will guide and equip us as we consider how and where we should work to impact the town for Him
  • That the ongoing journey of working together with our friends at the Darlington Baptist Tabernacle will bear increasing Kingdom fruit locally
Moderator: Rev Rodney Breckon