This week’s feature church is Rayleigh Baptist; a lively fellowship rooted in the heart of this popular Essex town.
The church is led by a ministry team headed by Revd Scott Williamson and includes Revd Ricky Rew and Revd Jonathan Blake. Together they oversee a wide variety of activities and groups designed to help people discover the love of Jesus.
This includes several age-specific groups, as well as opportunities to share Bible stories in several primary schools through Open The Book and services in a local Care Home. Further events and ‘alternative’ services are being developed under the premise of needing ‘a technicolour church to connect with a technicolour culture’.
The church is also connected with supporting the work of Christ globally. In February a group flew out to Kenya to support educational work among children in slum areas, as part of the church’s support for the charity To Kenya With Love.
• Pray for our Alpha course as it reaches its conclusion; that those attending would find answers to their questions and discover the love of Jesus for themselves
• Pray for our baptismal candidates as they prepare ahead of our baptism service on Easter Sunday
• Please pray for our Minister, Scott, as he continues his recovery from a recent serious health problem