Bible Studies
Using Your Gifts
A Pastoral Visit
Baptism
Become a Member

Bible Studies

ministries-biblestudies-posterWhy join a Bible Study? What is a Bible Study?

  • Northwest Community Baptist Church is a great believer in the value of smaller groups (called ‘Bible Studies’) to enhance the Christian walk and accountability of its members and friends. Everyone is encouraged to be part of a Bible Study where connections can be made in a non-threatening environment under the direction of the group leader.
  • Bible Studies are gatherings of members of the church who come together to fellowship and encourage each other.
  • Some Bible Studies focus on worship, others focus more on studying the Scriptures. All of them aim to affirm each other in their Christian walk.
  • Life of the Church happens in Bible Studies.

Using Your Gifts

ministries-greetingWe believe that God has given each person unique talents, abilities and passions. One of the most fulfilling ways to use those abilities and passions is in serving other people. There are many ways you can become involved the list below nominates some of the areas:

  • Greeting
  • Morning Tea
  • Anklebiter programs
  • Set up
  • Announcements
  • Kidstuff programs
  • Worship
  • Pastoral Care Team
  • Fudge programs
  • Bus Drivers
  • Audio Visual
  • Men’s ministry
  • Women’s ministry

Maybe there is an area you would like to be involved with that is not listed? The Pastoral Team would love to hear about it.

You may like to consider:

A Pastoral Visit

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Associate Pastor, Rev Derek Yule and Senior Pastor, Rev Alan R Hood

What is a pastoral visit?
A pastoral visit could be defined as a time which creates an intentional spiritual moment outside of the immediate confines of the church. The visit is a great way to build a relationship between yourself and your pastors. To talk about the issues that concern you; that you are celebrating or even that are puzzling you. Or maybe you need someone to pray with you.

Whatever the situation our pastors are happy to arrange a time to visit with you.


Baptism

baptismWhat is Baptism?
Water Baptism is a public declaration of our identification with Jesus; His death, burial and resurrection. By being water baptized you are publicly saying that you have died to yourself and have decided to follow Jesus Christ.

Why should I be Baptised?
To follow the example set by Christ

Mark 1:9 “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised
by John in the Jordan river.”

Because Christ commands it

Mathew 28:19-20 tells us that Jesus said,
“Go then, to all peoples everywhere and make them disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you…”

It demonstrates my obedience to Jesus as Lord

Romans 6:3 “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?.”

What is the meaning of Baptism?

It illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection

Colossians 2:12 “For when you were baptised, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”

It illustrates my new life as a Christian

Romans 6:4 “By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death…so also we may live a new life.”

Why be baptised by immersion?
Because this is the way we believe Jesus was baptised

Mathew 3:16 “As soon as Jesus was baptised, He came up out of the water.”

It best symbolises burial and resurrection

Romans 6:4 (NRSV) “Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”

Become a Member

What is expected of you as a member?

At Northwest Community Baptist Church we never ask our members to do more than what we believe the Bible teaches.

Everything from members meetings to regular church services reflect our understanding of what the Bible teaches Christians to do as members of the body of Christ. These responsibilities are spelled out in our Belonging to Northwest Covenant.

If you would like to talk to someone about becoming a member of Northwest Community Baptist Church, please speak to one of the pastoral team or send us an email.

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