Day 20: Wednesday 1st April pray for Christ Central.
Community Church Blackburn is part of a wider family of churches called ChristCentral.
Being part of a larger family of churches is a great privilege and its been wonderful to be blessed by members of the Apostolic team teaching and preaching at CCB over the years. We’ve had Jeremy Simkins, Graham Anns Ginny Burgin, Rob Coleman, Graham Web and the list goes on.
As an Elder and a leader at CCB I also feel like we’re well supported by our family of churches.
Please pray for the ChristCentral Apostolic team. Give God thanks for their wisdom, their vision, their care and their faith.
Please also pray for the other ChristCentral churches in the area, Preston, Blackpool, Barnoldswick, Westhoughton, Bolton, Manchester, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Stockport, Lancaster and Cumbria. These are churches of different shapes and sizes many of them being church plants. Please pray for favour for them and Gods Kingdom to advance in their area
I find being part of wider family of churches lifts the vision of the church and we have a wider breath of view of what God is doing in the wider church and nations. Please pray for all those involved in ChristCentral and all it feeds into mission and the church.
Please also pray for the team who lead and organise the Devoted festival as I’m sure it’s a complicated time. With no one being sure whether it will take place or not. Please pray that the team, have wisdom and endurance and blessing.
Helpful Bible Verses
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
1 Corinthians 12:28
And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you
Stephen Norcross is an elder, married to Lisa and living in Blackburn. Stephen works full time for Community Church Blackburn. Stephen studied music at university and uses his musical gifts leading worship. He also has a passion for bible teaching.