Worthing Baptist Church
the love of God revealed in
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.
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. face masks, unless exempt...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.
Worthing Baptist Church welcomes people regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, physical ability, learning difficulties, personal circumstances or mental health needs. Our Ministers, Mike and Peter, also endorse ‘Affirm’, a UK network of Baptist Christians working together for LGBT+ inclusion. Whilst many members are also affirming, Worthing Baptist Church respects those within our church family who lovingly hold a different understanding.
A journey towards inclusion and affirmation
One of our ministers (Mike) was recently invited to write about his 'journey towards inclusion and affirmation' for the Baptist Times. You can read the article here:
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
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).
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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'.