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This Friday I will be flying over to Poland for the European Leadership Forum.  I have attended every year since 2009, with one exception, and this will be my sixth year leading a network.  What does that mean?

The Forum is really a collection of networks, which are subject specific training events for the appropriate people.  So there are networks for church planters, or apologists, or evangelists, etc.  The networks I have been working with are for Bible Teachers and Preachers. There is a foundational (i.e. first time) network, and an advanced for people returning to the network.  There will be close to 800 people from all over Europe, just over 50 of which will be in the Bible Teachers & Preachers Networks.

Every day begins with a plenary Bible teaching session, then we get two sessions in our networks.  After lunch there are workshops and the evening session is typically a standalone plenary session.  Also, on the first day I have concluding sessions with last year’s Year Round Mentoring group (about 10 preachers that I have worked with since last year’s Forum), and introductory sessions with next year’s Year Round Mentoring group.

In previous years I have worked with my good friend Huw Williams, from Turin International Church, Italy.  This year we have four more friends joining us to help facilitate the two networks.  For me personally I will be teaching in 15 sessions during the days in Poland.  It is always quite a busy few days, but also always good to reconnect with good friends and past members of the Year Round Mentoring groups (this year will be my fifth group).

Ever since we were sent into missions in 2004, it has been a real passion to equip others for communicating God’s word.  The ELF involvement is a strategic opportunity to invest in preachers from all over Europe.

Prayer requests:

  • For emotional and physical energy for the demanding schedule at the Forum
  • For the Year Round groups and the two networks to work really well and make a genuine difference in their ministry and church lives
  • For the team of facilitators working together for the first time this year: Peter, Huw, Mike, Ovi, Fraser and Steve.
  • For good health for all involved and safe travel!

Thank you!

Easter Baptisms

Peter —  April 6, 2018

The month of March disappeared in a flash!  It started with snow, then two weeks later we had another snowfall that meant we cancelled church.  Two weeks later was Easter Sunday and again there were forecasts for snow.  Thankfully Easter Sunday was a beautiful sunny day and so we had no problems holding church on that day.  It was extra special because we were able to see four of our friends at church baptised.  What a great day to be baptised!  We are so thankful for all God is doing in the church community here.  As a church we have settled into our new venue now and are loving it.  If you are ever passing Chippenham on a Sunday afternoon, we would love to welcome you to Trinity Chippenham!  Here are a few pictures:

The girls enjoying the snow (first half decent snow in 6 years!)

A fairly normal Sunday at our new venue – come and visit us any Sunday afternoon!

Here is our good friend Danny getting baptised!

And our good friend, Clare!

We Finally Updated Our Site!

Peter —  February 5, 2018

After too long we have finally been able to update this site with new pictures and content.  Here are some of the pages you might like to take a look at:

The Eight of Us is now up to date with the children all present and at the right age! We have an overview of our ministry that is current, along with a schedule that includes some of what is happening in the next months.

There are pages with homeschooling information, reflections on miscarriage, and several pages on book suggestions – including an updated list from Melanie, and several other lists too!

Speaking of books, if you’d like an overview of the books Peter has written, click here.  Also if you’d like to know where to find recordings of Peter preaching or teaching, click here.  Our past email updates are here, and financial support info is here.

Please have a wander around the site and let us know if you spot anything that is out of date!