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.
Members of Connect Baptist Church, a Portuguese-speaking church in Marlboro, MA, have been challenged to grow in the knowledge of the Word, in their personal relationships with Christ, and in their understanding of how to be better Christians and better witnesses to the Portuguese-speaking people in their community. Pray for the hearts and minds of all Portuguese-speaking people in Middlesex county to be open to the real truth of Jesus Christ. Ask for leaders and church members to have maturity, wisdom and a desire to know God better.
Praise God that He is stirring within the members of Beacon Community Church of Belmont, MA, a passion to be equipped and engaged in sharing the Gospel more intentionally. Pray for many salvations to take place and be celebrated this year. Ask God for continued favor with the church’s landlord. Lift up the volunteer teams within the church; pray that God would give the teams unity and love for their areas of service.
Heritage Bible Chapel, located in Princeton, MA, has been leading a “Shepherding” series on Sunday morning to teach church members how to fulfill God’s “one another” commands, rather than thinking of these things as the responsibility of church staff. Pray that God will help people to develop broader and deeper relationship connections within the church. Ask God to bring more people into small groups and discipling relationships and to give the church clarity about practical, effective ways to share the Gospel in their community. Lift up marriages that are under spiritual attack and pray for the restoration that only Christ can bring.
Iglesia Bautista Nueva Jerusalem is a Spanish-speaking church in Springfield, MA. Pray that God would provide opportunities for the congregation to build deep connections and share the Gospel effectively with local Spanish speakers. Lift up Pastor Ismael, a bivocational pastor who also works as a chaplain.
Despite going through a difficult year in 2018, Horeb Haitian Baptist Church of Somerville, MA, is grateful for God’s grace in sustaining them. Pray for more members to engage in the work of the church. Ask God for spiritual growth throughout the church, especially in the areas of discipleship and witnessing. Lift up the church’s financial needs.
Huntington Street Baptist Church in New London, CT, has been holding weekly Bible studies in a local sober house, as well as hosting Narcotics Anonymous groups in their church. Praise God for these opportunities! Pray that the church can build relationships with NA leaders to share the hope of Christ. Lift up three mission teams that are interested in serving this summer. Pray that God will provide equipment for the teams to use to help work on the church building.
Redemption Baptist Church is a Haitian congregation in Quincy, MA. Pray that members of the church will grow in spiritual maturity and embrace the vision to serve others and share the Gospel. Lift up the church’s need for children’s leaders and musicians. Ask God to provide the church with a van to transport people on Sundays. Finally, pray for Pastor Robermann to stay focused on Christ and always work for the glory of God.
North Park Baptist Church in Bridgeport, CT, has a renewed focus on outreach. Praise God for recent opportunities to partner with their local rescue mission’s ministry to the homeless and needy. Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring many people to salvation this year through the church’s upcoming outreach events. Ask God to embolden church members to invite friends to outreach events and to share the Gospel at every opportunity. Specifically lift up an evangelistic comedy theater in June and a marriage seminar in the fall, as well as youth outreach activities.
About one year ago, Summit Community Church in Scarborough, ME, was formed through the merging of two other churches. Praise God that during the past year He has given them wisdom to navigate the unique challenges following a merge, and He has sent them hurting people from other areas. At the end of last year the church went through a consulting process. Pray that God will guide them and give them boldness to follow where they feel He is leading them. Ask for continued unity and for grace to comfort and point others toward Christ.
Open Door Evangelical Church is a Haitian congregation in Lynn, MA. Pray for God to help the church grow in size and spiritual maturity. Ask the Holy Spirit to give the church unity and a passion for Christ. Lift up their need for musicians and for more stability.