Being and making disciples of Jesus

We’re a mixed community of believers of all ages. At Bearsden Baptist Church, you’ll find singles, couples, young families, teenagers, empty nesters and senior citizens. There’s definitely a place for you.

We’re passionate about our relationship with Jesus and want everyone—wherever you are on your journey—to discover that passionate relationship for themselves.

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Services in the church building

We look forward to welcoming everyone in this new season we are entering. Since many Covid19 restrictions have been lifted, we now have greater freedom of movement in our building.

We no longer require registration to be done by our stewards, but invite everyone to use their smartphone to scan one of the many QR codes placed in and around the foyer, on arrival. This will take you direct to the Scottish “Test and Protect” website, where you will be asked to log in.

The only protocol that will remain in place for the time being is the wearing of face masks when we are in the building.

Hand sanitising stations will continue to be available throughout the building.

BMS Advent Prayers and Gifts 2021

This year, the church’s Advent prayer calendar is supporting our BMS ‘link’ missionaries Joy Ransom and Toby and Pippa Vokuhl in Nepal.

To access the Calendar all you have to do, starting on 1st December, is click on the calendar below (or on the following link: 2021 Advent Calendar):

Click on this image to access the Advent Calendar

If you wish to support BMS financially during this season of Advent please consider either:

  • sending a cheque to The Treasurer, Bearsden Baptist Church, 14 Roman Road, Glasgow G61 2SL, with the cheque made payable to Bearsden Baptist Church and marked “for BMS” or “Advent” on the back; or
  • making a bank transfer to the Church’s bank account. Please include the reference “BMS” or “Advent” followed by your surname and initial in the ‘Reference’ box (this may help the Church reclaim gift aid on your donation). If you don’t have the bank details please e-mail ‘treasurer@bearsdenbaptistchurch.com’ for details and Ivor will contact you.

We hope that you enjoy the Advent Calendar!

The Well-Come Café is Open!

The Well-Come café, named after John 4:1-42, is now open from 2-4pm every Wednesday, in Room 2 of Maxholme.

The café is a loving, safe and non-judgemental place where everyone is accepted. There will be activities, crafts and refreshments provided but also simply the opportunity to rest and be human together.

A short time of prayer using Psalm 103 or the Lord’s Prayer, to which all are invited without obligation, will be offered at the end of each session and there will be the opportunity to sign-post people to further helpful resources/agencies in the local community, if needed. If you or anyone you know among friends, neighbours, family or colleagues are struggling with loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression or any mental health issues, please do make use of us.

All are welcome in the kingdom of God!

For more information, contact Rhona Stevens at rhonastevens@btinternet.com

Nativity Sunday Service - 19th December

A message from Mairi:
We are looking for members of the congregation to get involved and support our children and KIdzone team in our Nativity service on Sunday 19th December, no experience required! Speak to Mairi for more details.

Bethany Caring Christmas Trees order deadlines

If you haven’t ordered a tree yet – there is still time! Collection deadlines are fast approaching and are as follows:

Collection from BBC 4th Dec: order by noon on Friday the 26th Nov

If you are unable to collect a tree this year, we have also extended our delivery dates up to 17th December for Edinburgh and Glasgow!
Delivery between 7th – 10th Dec: order by 9am on Mon 29th Nov.
Delivery between 13th – 17th Dec: order by 9am on Mon 6th Dec.

To order a tree for collection or delivery, please head to the website: https://www.caringchristmastrees.com/

If you aren’t buying one this year would you consider giving a donation or perhaps spreading the word about Bethany’s Caring Christmas Trees to friends and family? Any help you can give would be much appreciated.

Faith Mission bookstall

Faith Mission Bookshop is running a bookstall 25-27 Nov in Drumchapel UF Church. Your support would be very welcome. All are invited to come and have a look.

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Vision

Our vision can be summed up in one simple statement:
Our desire is to be disciples, and to help others become disciples of Jesus.


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Beliefs

We believe in the existence of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – one God in three persons.

We believe that out of his love for us, God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ to earth.

We believe in His virgin birth, perfect life, His death and bodily resurrection, whereby he paid for the sins of humanity.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour of the world, that He will return to the Earth, and that through belief in Him, all can inherit eternal life.

We believe in the in-dwelling power of the Holy Spirit, who strengthens and enables us to live out the Christian faith, and who reveals God’s will to us.

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what is a Baptist?

Baptists are Christian believers with certain distinctive beliefs, which are summed up  here.

Baptists believe in the centrality of Jesus Christ in our lives, and that through Him, we can draw near to the Father and receive from Him the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that its teaching is central to the Christian life.

Baptists believe that all Christians are equal, and we strongly support the the right to religious belief free from interference or oppression by states and governments .

However, probably the most distinctive feature of a Baptist church is our practice of baptising believers by fully immersing them in water, as the early Christian church did.

We believe that the act of baptism symbolises a person’s death to their previous lifestyle and their rising up to newness of life. Thus baptism in the  name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the outward sign of a believer’s faith.

 

We are a family-friendly church, aiming to serve our community, and so visitors are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at our church, where a crèche is always available during the service, as well as our Kidzone group for kids from preschool age to P6. We also run our Crossroads group for young people of secondary age during the service – so why not bring the whole family to church! After the service tea, coffee and biscuits are on offer, and you have an opportunity to chat and get to know new people – it would be great to meet you.

We also meet most Sunday evenings at 7.00 p.m. for our “Prayer Space” meetings which are an opportunity to take time away from our busy lives for reflection and worship. Everyone is welcome at these services.