We are a group of followers of Jesus Christ. Given that the Bible is God’s definitive communication with us, it’s at the centre of everything we do. In his word God tells us how we can know him and live for him through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe this is the best news in the world, since the Bible shows us that humankind’s greatest need is reconciliation to the God who made us.
We believe that God is honoured as we gather together and as we live out our faith in Jesus from day to day.
We have been serving the local community from our current building since 1942. Baptists have been in Ireland since about 1650. Our church was set up in Ireland at that time. We are part of the Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland (ABCI).
We aim to bring glory to God as we seek, by means of the Bible and prayer, to reach out, build up and send out.
Reach Out: to teach and explain the truth about the Lord Jesus Christ and His claims to all who have not yet turned and trusted in Him.
Build Up: to help one another to grow in maturity of understanding and character as we follow the Lord Jesus Christ.
Send Out: to serve the wider church and the world by sending out some of our people to serve the Lord Jesus Christ across Ireland and overseas.
We are committed to being a church for all ages – children, young people, young adults, men, women and retired – with a particular focus on mission in Ireland and overseas.
We believe that God has given us special opportunities and responsibilities to be a church-planting church, a training church and a student church.
We have, with God’s help, planted two churches: Ballycullen Community Church in 2004 (see www.ballycullencc.com), and Blackrock Community Church in 2019 (see www.blackrockchurch.ie).
As well as aiming to train each member of our church to serve the Lord Jesus better, we have an established Ministry Apprentice scheme, preparing people for ministry particularly within Ireland.
We make a conscious effort to welcome students and encourage them in their life and their witness on campus especially through the Christian Unions.