Our Beliefs

For God so loved…

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save sinners. We believe this is life-changing news, and would love for you to further explore Christianity.

Read on to find a brief summary of what we believe as a church.

 

Confession of Faith

As a baptist church, we hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, which we believe faithfully expresses Biblical truths.

Our basic beliefs include:

Scripture

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant (perfect) Word of God and our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

The Church

We believe that the Church consists of those who have come to personal repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sin, have confessed this in baptism (see below) and have committed themselves to the Church in membership. We believe in the independency of the Church, governing itself through the biblical officers of elders and deacons and the support of the members, with Christ as the head of the Church.

Baptism

Baptism by total immersion is only for those who can give testimony to repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism does not make a person a Christian, but it is a testimony of one who is truly converted.

The Lord’s Supper

This is a simple memorial feast of bread and wine open to those who love the Lord Jesus as Saviour and have confessed this in baptism.

God

The eternal, almighty being, consisting of three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – equal in deity, united in the work of creation, providence and salvation.

Salvation

Salvation is by the grace of God alone, through faith in Christ alone. It is not earned through our good works, although true saving faith will result in good works.

 

Grace Baptist Mission

As a church we support mission work – reaching out with the good news of Jesus Christ – in our village, in the UK and around the world.  Some of that support is channelled through Grace Baptist Mission. You can find out more about GBM on their website.

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Our church history

Over 200 years in Borough Green

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