“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now” (Philippians 1:3-5)
Our aim is to support “gospel partners” across a variety of missions, both close to home and overseas.
Taking the relationship between the Apostle Paul and the Philippian church as our example, we hope our gospel partnerships too are characterised by intimacy. They knew each other and cared for each other (Philippians 1:8). It was a partnership with people, not an organisation.
We hope that like them our partnerships also are informed. We can see in Philippians 4:4 and 4:16 that Paul and the Philippians knew each other’s needs. We aim to have good communication with our gospel partners so we can support each other well, and so our praying is informed and effective.
Thirdly, we want these partnerships to be involved (as we see in Philippians 1:5). We aim for long term, consistent relationships with both giving and receiving (Philippians 4:16) at it’s heart.
These partnerships should involved purses (Philippians 4;16), people (they sent personnel as we see in Chapter 2), and prayer (Philippians 1:3-4 and 1:19).
With these things in mind we currently support the following gospel partners at NBBC:
Daniel Caballero working with UFM / GBM in Peru.
Gwen Kearley and her work in local schools
Chris Morgan with his local outreach ministry
Catherine Haddow with her counselling and women’s ministry