One of the key principles of Baptist Churches is that our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
Quite simply, that means that Jesus Christ is the only one in charge. Our ‘church leaders’ are called ministers and deacons because we are called to be servant leaders. Together we meet to pray and to get a sense of God’s leading, but the final responsibility for agreeing and implementing what we feel God is saying to us as a church rests with the church members who meet together five times a year to worship, pray and discern God’s will.
Membership is open to all committed Christians who have made a public profession of their faith and who feel that God has called them to serve Christ as part of this local fellowship.
The responsibilities of membership normally include:
attending worship and participating in Church Activities;
personal prayer and Bible study;
participation at the Communion of the Lord’s Supper as a privilege and a priority;
helping the Church whenever possible by using gifts and abilities to advance the Purpose of the church through its Activities;
attending and participating in Church Members’ Meetings;
giving regular financial support to the Church in proportion to personal resources and circumstances;
upholding Christian values.
If you are interested in joining the church as a member, please do get in touch.