Thursday, 4 March 2021

NBA Praying Together

NBA Prayers for Sunday 7th March

A CALL TO PRAYER

This Lent we are calling on all NBA Churches to give time to listening to God and discerning what we feel God is saying to us as churches and a Baptist movement in the North East of England.  We recognise that over the past year we have done much praying and seeking God, but in this phase of gradually emerging from (we hope) the final lockdown is an important time when we need the guidance and direction of God.

This week, can you find some space to listen to God and to be attentive to Him.   Can you find a place where you can share with others in your church or the wider Baptist family what God puts into your heart, or what you have discerned over the past year that God is communicating to our churches.  

So instead of making prayer requests this week, we ask you to stop, to be still and to listen.  As Mother Teresa once said, "God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer."  


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.

Thursday, 25 February 2021

NBA Prayer Invitation - 28 February 2021

This coming week the NBA are

 'Praying for the roadmap out of lockdown'

www.thenba.org.uk

 

Praise God and thank Him for:

His many blessings and the new things we have learned through this challenging time

The reduction of Covid-19 cases, hospitalisation and death

The new vaccines and for their swift distribution

  

Pray for:

All who continue to suffer from Covid -19 and its effects: those who are ill, anxious or grieving

Those who serve in all our caring professions: for protection and resilience

Those waiting and preparing to re-engage in work and education and all the preparations that they need to make

Churches as they negotiate the own roadmap to a new future post lockdown

Wisdom for all those in authority and leadership



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.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

NBA Praying Together - 21 February 2021

Please join us in prayer this coming week for Wallsend Baptist Church

www.wallsendbaptistchurch.org.uk

 

Give thanks for: Our online Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings which started during the lockdown and has seen growth in the numbers attending.

 

Someone coming to faith as a result of the Christianity Explored course which was run last year by our minister and a member of the leadership team.

 

Our online services that have reached many more people than would normally attend church.

 

Please pray for: the people in the community who we are supporting during these difficult times.

 

That our leadership team will be renewed and refreshed as we continue to support one another and our members.

 

Those who are attending the new Christianity Explored course which is being run jointly by our Minister Nick and Luke Cuzens from Wallsend Salvation Army, that those who are on the fringes will come to know God.



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, 12 February 2021

Praying Together with the NBA - 14 February 2021

We ask you to join us in prayer this week for Berwick Baptist Church

www.berwickbaptistchurch.com

 

Give thanks to God for the growth they have seen in people's spiritual lives and in people joining them online, getting involved in doing a short bible course and request for baptism.

Praise God that the church family is moving on together, encouraging one another in sharing testimonies and faith stories.

Please pray that God would continue to meet the financial commitments that they have as a church family and that they would see a greater and deeper work of the Holy Spirit in all of their lives - that they would continue to see growth and people coming to faith.



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.

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Important Prayer Update re Bishop Auckland and Tony Taylor

Dear all,

As you will already have seen the Pastor Modorater of Bishop Auckland, Tony Taylor, recently lost his wife, Rosemary, who had tested positive for Covid. Subsequently, Tony and his three sons have all tested positive for Covid -19. Tony is feeling a distinct lack of energy, but Jonathan and his fiancee, Willow, are both very unwell.

Please pray for Tony and his family at this time.

God bless you however you engage in worship tomorrow!

--

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 Praying Together - 7 February 2021

We pray this week for Bishop Auckland Baptist Church

www.bishopbaptists.co.uk

 

Prayers for our Pastor Moderator, Tony, and his family.  Tony's wife has recently passed away.   Pray for his protection against Covid 19 as Rosemary was tested Covid positive.

 

Mission: our community hub REINVENT continues to grow in ways we could not have imagined, reaching out to the community every Wednesday.  Pray for the training and looking after of volunteers, keeping them safe during this pandemic.

 

Praise: for provision from various agencies including Fare Share, Feeding Families, The Auckland Project, and those who have donated food and other items enabling us to serve the community in providing a nutritious meal every week.  Help us to engage with people and listen to their needs.

 

Please pray for the online service produced each week and put together by our technicians, including the weekly update of our website.

 

May God inspire us to take a fresh look at worship as we hopefully restart our services in a way that we can engage with all the folk we meet.  We pray that we can facilitate a space and style of worship which God can use to bring folks into his Kingdom.



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, 29 January 2021

NBA Praying Together - BMS

BMS World Day of Prayer – Sunday 31 January 2021

www.bmsworldmission.org

Please join us in prayer:

• Pray for those who suffer under the injustice of poverty. Pray that their short-term needs will be met and that the Lord will grant them dignity and freedom from poverty in the long term. Pray also that the systems that put them in poverty would be challenged by those who God empowers to do so.

• Pray that God will stop the spread of the Coronavirus around the world. Pray for all those across the world struggling under this new normal, that we will be able to lay our burdens on the Lord and know his peace.

• Pray for BMS World Mission's new strategy and vision. Pray that God would be preparing paths for all those involved in implementing this, and that this new strategy will be pivotal in carrying out God's work.

• Pray that God will lead BMS' senior management team well over the coming year. Pray that he would guide them in wisdom to make BMS the organisation he wants us to be.

• Pray for the partners, churches and organisations BMS works with on the ground. Pray that they would become self-sustaining, that BMS would partner with them in a helpful and encouraging way and that God would continue to guide and bless them.

• Pray for all those in the areas where BMS works who do not yet know Jesus. Pray that God would make himself known to them, through BMS and directly, and give them the hope only he provides.

• Pray that more and more individual supporters will come to support and pray for BMS as we journey forward together.

 

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, 22 January 2021

NBA Praying Together - 24 January 2021

We ask you to pray this week for Prison Chaplains in our communities and particularly for Reverend Mel Nixon, our Chaplain at HMP Low Newton.

 

"Give thanks to God for the work of our chaplaincy team in Low Newton and for going before us in all we do for Him.

 

Pray for my ministry to continue in prisons as I put my trust in God for continued financial support.

 

Pray for all prison Chaplains and especially for those in our local prisons. Pray for all prisoners and their families, especially those in Low Newton."


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, 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.