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BaptismcroppedBelievers' Baptism


Believers' Baptism is a step taken after a commitment to follow Jesus as a public witness of that step of faith.

Normally baptism takes place by full immersion and symbolises being united with Christ in his death and resurrection.

BibleHaving been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your failth in the working of God, who raised him from the dead (Colossians 2:12)
                    


There are many reasons why believers choose to be baptised:

  • Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22. Therefore, to be baptised is to be obedient to the path set out by Jesus.
  • In the Great Commission, Jesus says, Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit... Matthew 28:18-20
  • The early church practised it: Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptised...' Acts 2:38-39
 

There are examples of baptism throughout the book of Acts which suggests believer's baptism was an integral part of early church life. But it's not just about forgiveness of sins and dying to an old way of life. Baptism symbolises our response to how God has saved us through Jesus.


Bible 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits - 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolises baptism that now saves you also - not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience towards God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand - with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.
1 Peter 3:18-22

 

Planning your Visit

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New to Church?

Welcome!  Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about Frimley Baptist Church.

The Church is involved in many activities, for all ages, some on a Sunday and many in the week. All these activities are explained in more detail under the "What's On" pages.

If you are wondering what would happen if you visited us on a Sunday, here's some information that we hope you will find helpful:

 

Where and when does the church meet?

We meet at:
Frimley Baptist Church, Balmoral Drive, Frimley GU16 9AR.
You can see a map on our contact us page

On Sundays we meet at 10:30am in the building as well as live steaming the service over Youtube. The livestream and all previous services can be viewed by clicking the following link
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On the first and third Sunday of the month we also hold a 30 minute communion service from 9.00am-9.30am. 

When worshipping with us, the decision to wear a face mask or socially distance is the personal choice of the individual. More details concerning seating arrangements can be found by clicking here.  
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go or provide you with more information to take away.

At our main service there will be some singing (which you can join in with or not!), prayer, a Bible reading and a talk based on a Bible passage or theme from the Bible. The words of the songs, Bible reading and visual aids during the talk are all projected onto the wall for easy viewing. A monthly printed noticesheet is also available giving details of the various events taking place during the month.


What happens for the children at church?

Other than the first Sunday of the month and through the month of August, we run 'children's church' alongside the morning service to which all young people (ages 0-14) are welcome.   Children stay with their parents for the start of the service and then someone will announce when the children go to their groups.  You will need to go with your children to register them if it is your first time with us.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under What's On.
 

Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free simply to observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.  If you want to know who works in the Church Office, check out our Leadership and Staff page.