What is a Baptist?
 
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What do we believe?
 
The Lordship of Christ;
‘Jesus is Lord’ is the distinctive confession of faith, which sets us free to be our true selves.

The authority of the Bible;
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God

Believers’ baptism;
On the basis of the New Testament, Baptists claim that baptism is for believers who are able to declare ‘Jesus is Lord’.
 
A believers’ church;
We understand the church to be a community of believers gathered by the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
 
The missionary task;
Encouraged by the Holy Spirit, we seek to be a missionary community, believing that each Christian has a duty to share their faith with others.
The church meeting;
This is the occasion when members come together to prayerfully discern God’s will for our life together.
 
Associating ecumenically;
On the basis of the New Testament, Baptists believe that churches should not live in isolation from one another but rather be ‘inter-dependent’, both as Baptists and as part of the Church Universal.
 
The priesthood of all believers;
Every member has a role to play, whether in teaching, faith-sharing, evangelism, social action, pastoring, guiding, serving, prophetic insight, praying, healing, administration or hospitality.
 
The Baptist Union of Great Britain;
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Any Questions?
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