Worthing Baptist Church

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Encountering

the love of God revealed in

Jesus Christ.

Growing in our expression

of love towards

God, self, neighbour and the whole of creation with the help of the Holy Spirit.

That's what we're all about.

 
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We have now returned to our church building!

We have enough room for 60+ seats (with spacing) and an overflow in the balcony if needed. Doors open at 10 am and entry will be on a 'first come' basis until we reach capacity.

We are making it as Covid safe as we can (e.g. an area of seating where face masks are compulsory...distancing...short service...ventilation...limited numbers...one way system).

We plan to live stream the sermon at around 10:50 on Facebook Live. If you are joining us from home, please go to the Worthing Baptist Church Facebook Page at that time.

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You're  Welcome

Worthing Baptist Church is committed to the love and inclusion of all people, affirming diversity in sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, age, physical ability, learning disability, neurodiversity, and mental health. On 8th November 2021, we were delighted to agree as a church on registering our building for same-sex marriage.

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A journey towards inclusion and affirmation 

Mike (senior minister) was recently invited to write about his 'journey towards inclusion and affirmation' for the Baptist Times. You can read the article here:

The Baptist Union of Great Britain : A journey towards inclusion and affirmation (baptisttimes.co.uk)

Peter (assistant minister) has recently written on the question: 'Would I minister at a same-sex wedding?' You can find this piece below:

 

 

 

In October 2018, Mike and Peter preached a series of sermons on same-sex relationships, the Bible, and the Church. You can find these messages here.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

'I have felt I've found my home. I feel safe here. It's my happy place.' - Leigh

 

Simple

We like to keep it simple and not overcomplicate church. We take our cue from Jesus who kept the main things, the main things (e.g. love, kindness, generosity, forgiveness).

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Diverse

We are a diverse church. We love this, and we celebrate that we're all made in God's image! Anyone is welcome to join us, whoever they are. We are comfortable with differences of opinion and we don't fall out over 'disputable matters'.

Real

We want to be real in our relationships with each other, with visitors, with people in our daily lives...and with God. We want to be honest about who we are, rather than pretending to be something we are not. This means being open with each other about challenges in life, doubts and uncertainties.

Adventurous

We are risk-takers who don't let the fear of failure keep us static. We see our journey together as an adventure. We want to go wherever we discern God to be leading us, knowing that this requires stepping out in faith continually.

Fun

We love to have fun together. From the gospels, we see that  Jesus was someone people wanted to spend time with and have fun with! We really value a sense of humour and try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Different

We respect the fact every church is different and that there is no one way of being church. In many ways, we feel that God is uniquely shaping us. We're different in our simplicity, lack of busyness, down to earth style and in various other ways. You could say that we aren't very 'churchy'.