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1 year of SBC Online 

Our first full online service was on Sunday 22nd March 2020 where Denzil preached his sermon on 1 Corinthians 3:10 - 15. We managed to use equipment from the Burns family, as well as endure a bit of a steep learning curve, but we managed to broadcast on both YouTube and Facebook. 
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We had the previous week live streamed Cathy Madavan’s service on Facebook.

The services to begin with consisted of just the sermon, but as the lockdown continued with no end in sight, it was felt that we needed them to be more like a Sunday service. James McKinlay started to put these services together to begin with and then Adam White worked with James along with the worship team to record the songs each week. Tom Burns continued to produce the SBC News segment. However, worship songs were becoming more and more involved so Tom Burns took on the production of the full service. Since February 2021, the Intro’s , Sermon and Outro’s are now recorded in a studio that has been set up in the Youth Room.
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You Tube: 

  • 26,012 views in 1 year
  • 5,200 hours watch time 
  • 80% UK viewers
  • 20% global viewers


People watch on laptops, phones, tablets, TVs and games consoles. 

Most services have over 220+ views but that does not mean that was 1 person. It's just the device that is counted.  These services are reaching far more people that we ever could before within the 4 walls of the church sanctuary. People can watch from Uni, from their homes, from their workplaces, whilst on the bus, and well just about anywhere. 
As well as the Sunday services, there are also all the midweek videos that the Ministry team and others have worked really hard to think of new ideas, which are included in the total YouTube stats above.  As well as YouTube we have had views on Instagram of the midweek videos where they receive around 40 - 50 views and again we have local, national and global viewers ranging from UK, USA, Brazil, Uganda, Israel to Ireland.  Finally we started to add our midweek reflections, "Sermon unpackeds", sermons and services as Podcasts. Basically a podcast is just the audio version that you can listen to through a number of podcast providers such as Anchor, Spotify and Overcast.  Since we started this back in September 2020 - we have had over 800 plays online, again with a global following in USA (Ohio, Washington, Texas, Arizona, New York and other states), Russia, Indonesia, Ghana, Philippines, Germany, Ukraine, Australia as well as all over the UK. Unfortunately the last couple of episodes of ‘Ask the Ministry team’ podcasts did not get the expected engagement so we have paused those for now.
 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

Welcome 

We’re glad you've chosen to have a look at our website, and hope you’re interested to find out more about Selsdon Baptist Church.

A church is primarily about people, and we are a friendly group of people who love God and live in Selsdon and nearby.

We have a church building on Addington Road, Selsdon, but at the moment we have only very limited use of the building because of the Covid pandemic. But that doesn’t stop us worshipping God – only we have to do it over Zoom and YouTube!

Most of us watch together at the same time (10 30am) on Sunday, and then join to chat and discuss on Zoom just afterwards.
We’d be delighted for you to join our YouTube worship, listen to the midweek reflections on YouTube, listen to the Ask the Ministers Podcast, or join the Zoom meeting.

Depending on the current restrictions level, there is the opportunity to join us to watch the YouTube service in the church building itself – check the service details for each Sunday for instructions.

If you’d like to find out more about us and about our Christian faith, please browse the website. The Blog page will give you a feel for our recent ideas and activities. If you would like to talk to someone, please fill out the contact form below for a chat.

Hopefully when the pandemic eases, you’ll be able to come and see what we’re like on a Sunday and at other events – watch the website to see what becomes possible and when.

You may find the following pages useful to read more about  us:

What we Believe
Baptism (we are a Baptist church!)
Latest News and Announcements (what’s going on at the moment)
Blog (what we’ve done recently)


 

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Leadership 

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Rev Trevor Neill   Rev. Denzil Larbi
Ministry Team Leader   Associate Minister with a focus on Evangelism
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.