We are deeply thankful to God for all that He is doing within the life of the church here in Dennistoun. In October last year Pauline and I began a new chapter in our lives as we obeyed the call to serve and minister at Dennistoun Baptist Church (DBC).
God has been at work over the past year and we are greatly encouraged at all that is taking place. The church is growing – we have seen Sunday attendance pick up from around 11 when we first started with our small replant team last October, to an increase of around 15 during the Spring period to around 18-20 on an average on a Sunday in September. We are greatly encouraged by these small beginnings! The mix of people who have been added have been a real blessing to the life of the church, all at different stages in their walk with the Lord, all with different giftings, some living locally, others coming from beyond Dennistoun.
Additionally the opportunities to reach our community continue to arise – we have established a community lunch and ESOL class on a Tuesday afternoon for refugees and asylum seekers who reside in and around the Dennistoun area. We are working closely with Teen Challenge as they minister to those struggling with addiction on a Friday night in Bellgrove, an area not far from Dennistoun. We look forward with excitement at the potential for establishing a community garden using the land we have at the side and the back of our church building. This is all taking place as we move forward with a common vision as to who it is that God has called us to be. We are an ordinary group of people who worship an extraordinary God!