Calvary Chapel, located in Chelmsford and Manchester, MA, has recently increased the scope of some core ministries. Praise God for a new women’s Bible study that meets during the week, as well as a focused discipleship group for teenage girls. Pray that God will bless these two groups as they grow in knowledge and love for Him. Also lift up a human trafficking awareness event on April 27, and pray for it to be impactful for the church body and the community. Finally, ask for God’s blessings on Pastor Ed and his fiancée Nancy as they get married in a few weeks.
After a long, difficult process, The Worship Center in Hebron, CT, has completed and moved into a new sanctuary. Their desire has been to build a structure that is not only warm, welcoming and worshipful, but also has architecture that makes a theological statement about the Lord. Praise God that He has sustained them through this project, and since moving to the new sanctuary in December, He has brought three visitors who have become believers! Pray that the church can continue to raise to funds needed to fulfill the town’s grounds and landscape requirements.
All Nations Church Boston has temporarily moved to a new location in Canton, MA. Being in a temporary location has prevented them from doing much local ministry. Pray for the church to find a more stable location where they can be effective in reaching out to those around them. Ask God to help them find a supportive partnership. Lift up Pastor Vivek’s challenges as a bi-vocational pastor and his desire to serve in ministry full-time.
Centro Cristiano La Familia, a Spanish-speaking church in Norwalk, CT, is without a pastor. A small group of people are currently filling most leadership roles in the church and are feeling stretched thin. Pray that God will provide the right pastor for this congregation. Lift up the need for members to step in and serve in different ministries in the church.
After months of searching, God has provided an affordable meeting place in a great location for Renew Community Church, a church plant in York, ME. Pray for the church’s first public service, which they are planning for Easter. Ask God to bring 40-50 people to the service, and for Him to bring someone to Christ through salvation during the service. Pray that the church’s core team will be able to find and build relationships with more people of peace who will help them make deeper connections within the community.
Praise God that He has blessed the members of Concord Community Church in Concord, VT, with a spirit of unity, and that He has been teaching them to depend on Him in the midst of uncertainty in difficulty. Pray that God will help church members to love the lost and show them how to serve their neighbors and reach their community with the Gospel. Ask for God’s blessing as the church looks into purchasing an adjacent property in order to acquire water for their existing church building.
Portuguese American Baptist Church is located in Fall River, MA. They have been having a difficult time reaching the Portuguese-speaking people of their community. Pray for God to move in an incredible way and bring revival in their congregation and community! Lift up a small mission church PABC supports in Mozambique; a cyclone recently destroyed much of their church building. Pray for God to bring restoration and good in this situation
Journey Church is a church plant in Hampden, ME, that focuses on reaching those who have never known God or been part of a church, as well as those who have left church due to a bad experience. Praise God for the new families that He has been bringing to the church! Pray for wisdom as the church restructures and looks for more people to help in leadership roles. Ask for God’s guidance and favor as they enter negotiations for a meeting space for next year.
God has given First Baptist Church in Haverhill, MA, a time of peace, favor with the city and open doors of ministry. Praise Him for new people who are connecting with the church through American Sign Language classes, ESL classes and financial stewardship classes that are open to the community. Thank God for allowing FBC to bless other churches and ministries through use of their building. Pray that as the church seeks to be faithful in these God-given opportunities, they will see more conversions, baptisms and new members. Ask for the Holy Spirit to work in and through the church body to enable them to influence the community and minister to others.
Praise God that He has given the members of Market Street Baptist Church in Amesbury, MA, an increased desire to read and study the Scripture. Pray that church members will grow in their relationships with Christ and with the community. Lift up the church’s desire to develop better connections with young families. Ask God to provide people to help lead worship. Also pray for Pastor Jacob, a missionary in South Africa with connections to the church who has been struggling with health issues.
In the last year, The River Church, a mobile church plant in Glastonbury, CT, has gone from averaging 35 to averaging 55. Praise God for how He is growing the church and helping them develop a good reputation in the community. Pray for the leadership team as they evaluate the structures and systems in place to help the church function more effectively. Ask God to guide them as they continue to look into finding a permanent building.
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is a Spanish-speaking church located in Mattapan, MA. Pray that God will give the leaders spiritual strength and vision and that He will help the church to walk more closely with Christ than ever before. Ask God to help the church members to be effective in sharing the Gospel and reaching more Spanish-speakers for Christ. Finally, lift up the church’s financial needs.
Praise God for the new people He has been bringing to Faith Christian Fellowship, a small church in Pownal, VT. In the past few weeks, three people have accepted Christ and 15 people officially joined the church. Pray that along with numerical growth, the church will grow in spiritual maturity. Ask for God to guide them as they start a one-on-one discipleship program and seek to identify and train elders and other spiritual leaders.
Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eastport, ME, has seen God work at rejuvenating their church over the past three year. Praise God for giving the congregation a spirit of love and grace – and for helping keep their attendance steady through the winter. Pray for the church’s upcoming leadership seminar. Ask God to help Pastor Russ as he seeks to help current leaders grow in biblical leadership and identify new leaders.
Praise God for the growth that South Coast Church in Dartmouth, MA, is experiencing! They’ve recently added a second service and have a number of people who are interested in learning about Christ, as well as several people enrolled in membership classes. The church recently led an evangelism training and is encouraging every church member to choose one lost person to pray for and invest in over the course of this year. Pray that God will give these believers opportunities to share about Christ and that many people will come to salvation during the year. Ask God for guidance and blessings as the church’s small groups are on the verge of multiplying.
Renewed Hope Christian Fellowship is a home church in Taftville, CT. Praise God for the close bonds that members have formed with one another. Pray for spiritual growth, wisdom and application of biblical truths among these believers. Ask for God’s help for various problems members are facing. Lift up the church’s need for more volunteers to help minister to children.
Zion Baptist Church, a Haitian congregation in Stoughton, MA, share that God has been doing an extraordinary work in their members’ hearts. Pray for the Holy Spirit will fill the youth in their church with a desire to serve God wholeheartedly. Ask for their personal relationships with Christ to grow and that they will actively use their talents and gifts for the glory of God.
Mount Hope Church is a church plant in Bristol, RI. Praise God for the growth they have seen recently, as well as the recent nomination of two elders. Pray that God will help the members of the church to becoming continually growing disciples. Ask for Gospel conversations and salvations in the Bristol community!
New Creation Fellowship is a church plant in Chelsea, VT. Praise God that even during the long wintry months, visitors have been attending church and that both Sunday morning service and Bible study attendance has been strong. Pray that as the church begins streaming Sunday services and continues planning for Easter, the Gospel will go out with power to the community. Ask God to guide the church as they plan for summer ministry opportunities and seek His will about purchasing the building where they meet.
Praise God for salvations, stories of God’s faithfulness, a huge increase in small group participation and a recent week of prayer and fasting at Grace Baptist Church in Hudson, MA. God is clearly at work! Pray that visitors who attend the church will experience God and make connections with others that will help them know and follow Jesus. Lift up the church’s leadership and ask that God would give them compassion and wisdom to help them walk with others through trials. Finally, pray that the church will serve as a witness in the community to the power of Jesus.