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Baptism 


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Mon 1 Nov 2021 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Mon 8 Nov 2021 8:00pm – 9:00pm


What is Baptism?

As a Baptist Church we follow one of the key principles of the early church, in that the believers believed, repented and were baptised. What this means is that following their acceptance of Jesus as their Lord, and their turning to new ways of living, the early Christians celebrated and proclaimed their new faith by means of baptism - they acknowledged publicly their faith and symbolised the washing away of sin by immersion in water

At Selsdon Baptist we have a baptistry set into the stage, and tend to have a baptism services two or three times a year. The baptismal candidates usually give a short testimony, explaining how they came to the decision to be baptised.

Who can be Baptised?


There are no set age limits on baptism, although those being baptised are expected to be old enough to have an understanding of the action they are taking. In practice, the youngest is usually early teens, and there is no upper age limit.

The key requirement is to be ready to publicly declare your faith in Jesus as Lord and to publicly commit yourself to Him. People come to baptism by many routes - some are baptised in early teens shortly after making their own private commitment to the Lord. Others, such as the writer, started the life of faith in different denominations, and come to baptism after many years. In all cases, it is an act of obedience to the Lord.

 


Thinking about Baptism?

If you are interested in being baptised, speak to our ministry team, or our youth minister Martin Wright. They run an occasional series of sessions with a small group of people thinking through the meaning and reasons for baptism.

Some people have special needs, and we make special arrangements. In 2009, Jake, who has cerebral palsy was baptised. The service was simplified, and immersion was not possible. You can see a picture of Jake's baptism above.

Watch a video of Mark Ridgway's baptism at Selsdon Baptist:


 

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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, and we are starting to worship again in this space as Covid restrictions ease. Some people are still not comfortable joining us in person, so we also live stream our worship on YouTube

We’d be delighted for you to join us at 10:30am on Sundays either in person or on our live stream YouTube worship. You can also listen to the midweek reflections on YouTube.

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.

Now the pandemic has eased, you can come and see what we’re like on a Sunday and at other events – watch the website to see what's on.

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 

Trevor Neill   12
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.