JP and Sue lead Forte Torre Church in central Bologna. The church is committed to bringing glory to Christ by being a people continually growing in love for him and for the town in which he has placed them.
Bologna is home to Europe’s oldest university and is an important hub of Italy’s politics. It is, however, almost completely bereft of evangelical churches.
JP and Sue planted Forte Torre in 2010 and, ten years on, are a diverse church of several dozen people. As well as Sunday services, the church gathers throughout the week for small group bible studies and morning prayer meetings. They host regular evangelistic events and run English language children's clubs to reach out into the community. JP and Sue are committed to training and equipping Italian Christians to become future leaders and so run the 'Application' theological training course. JP also leads preaching workshops, conferences on bible handling and regular training workshops for students, both locally and nationally.
In 2014 the church purchased a building and, after four years of renovation works, the first service was held there in 2018. To give towards the building project, click here.
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‘In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his GRACE, which he lavished upon us…’ Ephesians 1:7-8
We write this giving thanks afresh for the redemption which the triune God has worked. God has abundantly lavished us with his free and immense grace in his Beloved. This redemption is all the more wonderful when we meditate on the fact that the Lord planned it before the foundation of the world and the effects of redemption are past, present and future. Past: we know the joy of past sins forgiven, we’re free from all past guilt and no longer under wrath. Present: we are released from an empty futile way of living handed down to us from our forefathers and are now able to live differently (1 Peter 1:18-19). Future: with the deposit of the Spirit already, we will see the redemption of our bodies with all our defects of body and soul removed forever. Wonderful grace for a glorious redemption, all paid for dearly by Jesus!
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