European Baptist Federation
We give praise for the emergence of gifted men and women as younger leaders across the EBF, especially through the EBF’s TRANSFORM programme, and also for the recent appointment of Kieryn Wurts (Austria and USA) as part-time EBF Research Assistant for Religious Freedom. Please pray for the situation in occupied eastern Ukraine where believers are coming under pressure, with some churches forcibly closed. Pray also for preparations that will begin later this year for the EBF Council to be held in Scotland in September 2019, especially that the necessary UK Visas will be granted.
Pollok Baptist Church
We praise God for growing friendships with people in the community around us. Many of whom are in our building at various times in the week for different activities. Pray with us that people will come to a saving relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for us as a church as we open a Foodbank, and, probably, eventually, a Cook School. Pray that we will know clear guidance from God and unity among us. Not least as we look at becoming a SCIO and consult with architects about developing our building.
Portobello Baptist Church
After seven years as pastor, Andy Scarcliffe is retiring. The week after Andy finishes, Glenn Innes will be inducted as our new pastor. We are grateful that there will be no vacancy, and that the vision for reaching the community will be carried on as Glenn starts work. Over the past 7 years we have grown from 15 people – no children or young people, to the present day with fifty to sixty meeting each Sunday. The age profile has been reduced by 20 years. We are ready for the next stage of our journey. Pray for us.
Queen’s Park Baptist Church
We give thanks for a number of young leaders who have stepped up in the past few months and for those who have joined the congregation at our Partick Campus. Please pray as we continue to discern the next steps for our staff team.