(SATNAV SS17 7PE)
Who We Are and What We Believe
Declaration of Principle
The Basis of our Church 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 the Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
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 the third day'.
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.
Corringham Baptist Church is part of the Baptist Union of GB which is a member of the European Baptist Federation and the Baptist World Alliance.
Baptist people are a Christ-centred people. Having responded to the Lord Jesus Christ in believer’s baptism, we should long to live out that mission lifestyle formed around his teaching. Our Declaration of Principle says, ‘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 a Gospel people we believe we are called to serve the community in love and in so doing we hold to Five Core Values. We are a Prophetic Community - an Inclusive Community - a Sacrificial Community - a Missionary Community - a Worshipping Community. If you would like more information on these Five Core Values please click here.
For Baptists the concept of a family is important. The church is not so much a particular place or building, but rather a family of believers, committed to Christ, to one another and to the service of God in the world. In this family everybody is equal, for everybody has a part to play in the service of God. However, that does not mean that all have the same role. The church appoints its own minister/leader to have particular responsibility for preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Working alongside the minister are the deacons, who together with the minister form the leadership team of the local Baptist church.
The Baptist way of being the church is living together in community; in a family.