Author Archives: THE NET
After many years of faithful service, Jeremy Watson is passing the baton of Net News over to Linsey Pearson in her new role as Communications Manager for The Black Country Net and Love Black Country. Jeremy has been a faithful, …
Transforming Communities Together is a new initiative to our area. The aim is to improve access to resources and make responding to the problem of poverty more effective by offering time, money, action and prayer.
This scene of absolute squalor was too much for the team at Loaves n Fishes. The person who lived there had given up all hope and was on the point of eviction. It was time to see that could be done ‘together’ …
Steve and Anna Hartland from Loaves n Fishes circulated an appeal to see what could be done. That was in early January. By the third week in January it was very different. They take up the story…
As promised, we are investing in our communications and infrastructure. We now have a Communications Manager! Her name is Linsey Pearson!
“It’s like coming home really!” is how Linsey described beginning her new role. As she explained, her relationship with the network goes back to the late 90s when she became a Christian at a Net youth event at Calvary Church in Kingswinford.
There was a glimpse of ‘His hand at work’ across the Black Country when over 230 people from local Christian enterprises and businesses came together to celebrate the start of 2015.
Sometimes it isn’t until you get a glimpse of a bigger picture that you realise that God really is doing significant things beyond your own horizons, and it’s even more encouraging when it’s right under your own nose.
The Lord has placed Christians in positions of influence and leadership across our four boroughs.
At the first quarterly regional breakfast this year there was a theme of praying for them. Each borough took it in turn to focus on a particular theme, and where there were representatives present, we prayed for them collectively.
“This is the time to share the good news of the Kingdom everywhere with courage, boldness and love.”
As we are aware, there are many benefits that can be gained from networking. Not least, it is encouraging when you hear the same theme is surfacing across congregations, groups and gatherings not only in the Black Country but wider too.
According to Professor John Lennox at the recent Evangelists’ Conference in London there is “enormous pressure to privatise the Christian faith – you believe in God? Fine, but be quiet about it. But I want to encourage you not to be silent.”