This Sunday, October 10, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., Baptistkirken i Ringsted (the Baptist Church at Ringsted) will be formally recognized as an autonomous local congregation. The speaker, representing Baptistkirken i Danmark (the Danish Baptist denomination), will be Torben Andersen. Ringsted is located in the middle of the island of Sjælland, southwest of Copenhagen. The new Ringsted church has previously been under the sponsorship of the Midtsjællands Baptistmenighed (Skee and Nyrup churches). The church's property, located at Roskildevej 192, 4100-Ringsted, was originally a motorcycle repair shop, now remodeled to serve as the church's meeting place. The pastor of the new church is Clark Helvey and the formand (church chairman) is Peter Klarskov. Pray for Denmark offers warm Christian greetings and congratulations to the pastor, lay leaders, and members of the Ringsted Baptist Church. For further information, see the church's homepage at www.baptistkirken-ringsted.dk.
PRAISE God for the new Ringsted church and for the vision and hard work that have gone into its founding and development.
PRAY for the teaching and pastoral ministry of Pastor Clark Helvey and for wise and effective leadership by the church's lay leaders.
PRAY that the congregation may move forward in a vision for a Spirit-empowered movement of evangelism and revival/renewal in Ringsted and surrounding areas.
PRAY that the new church will not only "strengthen its stakes" in its local ministries but will also "lengthen its cords" (Isaiah 54:2) through a dynamic vision for new church planting and overseas missions.