Purbeck Evening Praise

What is Purbeck Evening Praise?

Purbeck Evening Praise (PEP) is a gathering of church congregations, of all denominations and traditions, from around the Isle of Purbeck. We meet at a different venue each month and try to include all the churches, or meeting places, of those who participate. Likewise those that lead from the front and lead the worship will be different for each month.

PEP was started with a desire to fulfil Jesus’ High Priestly prayer that his followers ‘should be one, as he and the Father are one’ (John17:20ff). Over the years the number of churches involved has increased in number, and it is our dream to have all the churches in this area joining in. What a wonderful witness this would be to the world around, that Christians can get on and actually love one another!
Also, we believe that in the one-ness that we share there is rich blessing from God and an increased out-pouring of spiritual riches.

The Isle of Purbeck

'In 2018 we are exploring the amazing spiritual gifts that God has given his Church. We’ll be doing this through prayer and worship and time spent listening to the Holy Spirit, with some focus given by local church leaders. We believe that God intends every member of the Body Of Christ to have a part to play - all that’s needed is for each of us to be open to the working of his Holy Spirit in our lives.'

It’s All About God

In this year’s meetings we will be exploring how God equips his Church for ministry and mission. The spiritual gifts have been given that followers of Jesus can continue the ministry that he began nearly two thousand years ago. These come in many forms and it is our intention not just to talk about them but also to pray for them and, God willing, receive and experience them!

It is hoped that as we do this the church familiy in this small corner of His vineyard will grow in confidence and numbers. The local church leaders truly believe that God has great things in store for us and we hope that Christians from all the churches in this area will want to be part of this growth.

What can be more exciting than drawing closer to God in worship and prayer and then stepping out in faith to be true disciples?

During the year, we will explore some of the more prominent gifts, as well as others that are not talked about so much. It is our aim to help those who attend to grow into a deeper relationship with God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Please pray for all who attend the forthcoming meetings, that they will meet with God in a very real way and experience his rich blessing

Giftings to be explored
Spiritual Gifting - Craftmanship
Spiritual Gifting - Leadership
Spiritual Gifting - Giving
Spiritual Gifting - Showing Mercy
Spiritual Gifting - Encouragement
Spiritual Gifting - Hospitality
Spiritual Gifting - Administration / Delegation

Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Alleluia!
Isaiah 12:5, Psalm 150:6