Ignite is up and running and we have 10 new committed guests and a couple of last year’s crew popping in from time to time which is brilliant. Alan Staff is again leading worship for us and is involved in the teaching.
The sessions have started well and this past week we had our first encouragement time led by Ruth Cameron. We prayed for one of the guests and shared pictures, scriptures and words. God spoke truth, love and confirmation through that time and the guest was very blessed.
Our vision and passion for Bo’ness is growing and we’re seeing truly amazing opportunities and blessings. The home group is looking forward to Dynamic Adventures and we’re going through the manual ourselves over a few months in preparation for planting out in the New Year.
Just the other night, several of us were involved in the launch of the Filling Station in Bo’ness. It was an incredible night with over 70 people squeezed into the upper room of the Bo’ness Bakery. It’s quite something to outgrow your venue on the first night! Rebekah did an amazing job leading the worship and Andy Hall, co-leader of The Lighthouse Church in Troon, gave a stirring and Spirit filled message. Around 20 people came forward for prayer, there were several people healed and all truly blessed.
In amongst all this we’ve seen four people in Bo’ness come to faith in the past couple of weeks.
God is undoubtedly on the move in Bo’ness and we’re excited to be a part of it.
Our first prayer for Polmont evening went really well with over fifty folk from St John’s, Polmont Old and Falkirk Baptist meeting for worship and prayer for our community in the church hall.
The evening went very well and there is full support for continuing this initiative including running an Alpha in the new year, shared meals and prayer walking.
At our family mini-church gathering in Bathgate we try to combine a mix of discipleship and mission. We meet every 2-3 weeks for a meal, but like last year, we decided to hold an apple picking, pressing and baking day to which we invited a bunch of other families. After picking around 400-500 apples and turning them into sweet (lots of sugar!) juice, pies and mini bird feeders we ran a few apple-based games like dooking, relays and stacking. It was a fun day, the weather stayed dry and we were able to have a whole bunch of Christians hang out with friends, eat, share and be real.