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A warm welcome will be given to all those who attend Grace Baptist Church,
where we gather to worship and glorify God. Hearing, learning and responding to God’s word as it preached so that our love and obedience for God will grow and praying for those who do not know Christ to be saved.
Coming to Visit?
Sunday morning service at 10:30 am
Sunday evening Gospel service at 5:30 pm
Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7:00 pm
Saturday morning Prayer Meeting at 8:00 am
To make disciples
We are here to make disciples. The Great Commission instructed by Jesus Christ, is to go, baptize, and teach and that is what we will simply do until our Lord returns.
This will be done through evangelism and sharing the Gospel. Baptising, those who have been born again, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. And not shrinking back from declaring the whole counsel of God.
To glorify Christ
We are here to glorify Christ and exalt his name. Christ shows to the world what a freed and forgiven people can be—people who are satisfied with God as the result of Christ’s joyful, triumphant self-sacrifice. Our commission is to carefully discern Christ’s values and live them out.
To build up the Saints
We as a church are a family, brought together by God, through the blood of Jesus Christ. Every believer matters, as we are all apart of the body of Christ and has been called to serve God. We desire a holy fellowship that is set apart from world. We desire a Christ centred fellowship where the Word of God is paramount and used for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. The church is not a social club. Rather, a body of believers who are committed to each other and do not forsake the gathering of the saints;
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU COME?
We hope that you will visit us soon! If you visit us, here’s what you can expect:
- Preaching: We believe that preaching (proclaiming, heralding) the Bible is the main event in the worship service (2 Timothy 4:1-2). Our sermons are typically 30-45 minutes long.
- Bible Reading: We believe that the public reading of Scripture is an important part of the worship service (1 Timothy 4:13).
- Prayer: We believe that public prayer from the pulpit is an important part of the worship service (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
- Communion: We observe the Lord’s Table on the first Sunday of each month. The Lord’s Table is intended for believers who are living in communion with God and other believers.
- Dress Code: There is none. Some men wear shirts or ties. Some women wear dresses. Generally, most people dress up a little, like they would for something important. We do ask that young ladies avoid immodest, body-revealing outfits.
- Children: We have a changing mat and supporting resources for babies and books to read for infants and toddlers. We also have a Sunday school on a Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. We encourage children of all ages to sit under the Word of God and hear the sermons preached as the sermons are mostly accessible for all. It’s OK with us if you child makes a little noise, but if you feel it may be distracting you or others away from the Word of God, there is a backroom where you can take your child and listen to the sermon being preached
- Library: We have a library with classic Christian literature, available for you to borrow. We also have some free literature available too. Just ask.
- Music: Music is an important part of worshipping God (Psalm 33:2-3; Colossians 3:16). We sing predominately traditional hymns with some contemporary Psalms, hymns and spritual songs. The content of the songs we sing are what we find to be the most important as the worship is for God and not for man. The songs are sung from a Christian Hymn Book.
- Atmosphere: The best way to describe the atmosphere of our gatherings is holy joy (Psalm 29:2; Psalm 47:1). While we don’t intend to be stale and mechanical (John 4:24), we do believe that our worship services should be orderly (1 Corinthians 14:40).