A few weeks ago, Pete and Anna Petra joined us from The Crowded House in Loughborough, sharing their vision and plans to church plant in North West Leicester.
Leicester is the 13th largest city in the UK. While the South of the city is well served with churches, the North is a very different story. In the North West, a largely deprived area of nearly 50,000 people, there is knowledge of only one evangelical church. It is an area of great gospel need. The Crowded House church in Loughborough is sending a small team of 4 adults to plant an Acts 29 church in the North West of Leicester on an estate called Mowmacre Hill.
The team's prayer is that the Lord would give them growth so that they might be able to multiply ‘gospel communities’ - smaller groups of Christian missionaries - across the estates of the North West. Longer term, they hope to play a part in seeing a church established in a Muslim-majority area in the North East of the city.
Here are some helpful ways you can pray for the Petras and the team:
Pray that by May 2018 they would:
- Have a team of 15-20 adults
- Be living locally
- Be doing discipleship and evangelism together in day-to-day life
Also continue to pray for:
- Team members
- People to come to know and honour Christ as Lord
If you would like to find out more about how you can support the team in this vision contact firstname.lastname@example.org