PRAY FOR BELIEVE IN SHIPLEY
The Believe in Shipley mission week will take place next year between 25th September and 2nd October. The week will provide a focus for events organised under the banner of Shipley Christians Together and also for more local events run by individual church fellowships in the Shipley area.
At this early stage there is much to thank God for:
* The establishment of a weekly prayer meeting for church leaders; this has been running successfully for over 6 months now and regularly seeing six or more people gather together in prayer.
* The booking of venues for joint events during the Believe in Shipley week particularly Victoria Hall
* The Archbishop of York committing to speak at one of the events
* The creation of a website
* An administrator coming forward to work with the Steering group
* The active support of Bishop Toby who has invited local church ministers to a meeting in November
There is of course also much to pray for:
* That God would be working in the lives of the people of our local community making them more hungry for relationship with Him
* More initiatives prior to Believe in Shipley to serve our local community and shift perspectives on church and faith
* For continued favour with people in authority locally, particularly in regards to access to schools and colleges and for events planned in public spaces.
* Wisdom for the steering group and wider local church leadership in preparing for follow-up after the Mission.
* Continued cooperation and growth of good relationships between churches after Believe in Shipley.
Let’s all listen to God’s heart for Shipley and perhaps find new ways to pray individually and corporately for the success of Believe in Shipley.
Please also come along to and publicise the Believe in Shipley Advent service at 6pm on Sunday 29th November at Northcliffe Church.