Over the year it is so good to read each week the prayer focus to hear what is going on locally across our whole Association. We really value your engagement with the prayer focus and are encouraged to see how it is used in churches that the Regional Ministers visit.
The Regional team is made up of Beth, Nick, Graeme and Hayley. Beth is based in Thetford and directly relates to the Northern part of the area; Graeme is based in Earls Colne and relates to the central part of the area; Nick is based in Wickford and relates to the southern part; and Hayley works alongside the Regional team offering administration support to the Regional ministers and the Association.
Over the year the Beth, Nick and Graeme have preached at 93 different churches, been involved in 19 inductions/ordinations and attended many church and leadership meetings, as well as meeting ministers and church leaders. We have the privilege of celebrating with churches in high times and walking alongside churches when times are difficult.
At our recent team retreat we felt a sense that we should increase our focus on encouraging and equipping churches to make disciples. We hope that our member churches will continue to grow as places where people can learn how to become confident in sharing their faith. Places where disciples in turn can make disciples.
• Nick is currently on sabbatical until 24th February. Pray that he truly rests and returns with fresh enthusiasm and energy.
• Safety when travelling — the team spend an enormous amount of time travelling around the Association. Pray that they are kept safe as they travel.
• Pray for wisdom in those times of difficulty.
• Pray for Jeniya, our new moderator of the trustee board, and the trustees that serve the Association.
• Pray for God’s spirit to continue to move across the area in power.
• Continue to pray for each other and encourage one another.