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Reality check

Over the last few weeks we’ve been thinking, praying and dreaming about how we can be ‘living for God’s Kingdom in our community’ but now it’s time to take a reality check.  If we are extending the boundaries of the Kingdom of God we have a spiritual battle on our hands and the following verses […]

I’m in

Last week we thought about how we could become ‘the dream team’ and the dream is that we become people who are living for God’s Kingdom in our community.
It is my prayer that you will say ‘I’m in’!

Imagine the Future

I found this picture helped me see what our future looks like.

We are gathered around Jesus. […]

The Dream Team!

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will […]

Hope of the world

I am sure that many of us had a sinking feeling last week when we saw the first news report about a man crashing his car into Westminster Bridge and from then on we were drip-fed the increasingly bad news of death, destruction and injury in Westminster.

Yesterday I came across a photo I took in […]

The church has left the building






Matthew 28:16–20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make […]

Living for God’s Kingdom in our Community








Luke 10:1–12 (NIV – Anglicised)

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out […]

Open for business

Watnall Road Baptist Church has opened a Community Internet Hub. While many families have their own computers and internet access, there is a significant minority that haven’t. And there are times when this is not merely inconvenient, it is essential.
For instance, if someone is looking for work, money is short, a computer not working, and […]

Moving on & new horizons

Life’s always changing. So is our church family.  2016 will see changes in our Ministry Team.
Our Lead Minister, Stephen Ibbotson, will be retiring at some point during the first part of the year. He’s been in church leadership ministry for forty years! And he came to us to help the church move forward and prepare […]

Explore Movie Night

Last Thursday we held a movie night at Explore, watching the movie “Big Hero 6” (would highly recommend it by the way) we were extremely happy to invite 32 young people, parents and families onto the balcony.
We stuffed them with hot drinks, popcorn and a highly competitive quiz (to make sure they watched the film) […]

The big questions…

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you […]