We believe that everyone has a part to play in church life, each of us with our unique gifts and skills. We want to share the good news of Jesus to all and support each other as we do so.
We are together a group of people who want to serve others and live as Jesus did. People of all ages play anactive role within the church, and we play a very active role within the life of Northfield.
Find out a little more of what we believe and who we are below.
What We Believe
We are a group of Baptists who, as part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, subscribe to their Declaration of Principle, which is below:
The Basis of the Baptist Union is:
1. 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.
2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again on the third day.’
3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.
We share these beliefs practically in how we live, genuinely in our hearts, prayerfully in our time of family worship together and sincerely in our service to Northfield and the wider world.
“We believe that our Christian mission is the knitting together of evangelism and social action through witness and service. This mission flows out of the life of our fellowship, enriched by our worship, into the community.”
We believe that how we approach life shows what our heart is. We have a heart for prayer, a love and concern for those in Northfield, and a passion for sharing Christ.
We know God is an incredible God who loves to get to know us more. We believe in the power of prayer, and have seen God move powerfully within the life of the church. We have a dedicated space for prayer which is open whenever the building is, and we meet each Wednesday morning between 7-10 am to pray. This is open to anyone to pop in for as long as you want and is designed for those on the way to work, doing the school run, or whatever.
This is at the heart of who we are. We spend time with each other over coffee or food regularly. And we are a welcoming people: you’ll notice it during the week and on a Sunday.
We know that we’re all broken people in need of God’s grace and love. No one is perfect and we’re called to be patient and caring with each other. Whatever your background, you’re welcome at Northfield Baptist.
Our Leadership & Staff