Berkhamsted Baptist Church
....a family following Jesus
Sunday service in church begins at 10.30 am and usually lasts for an hour to an hour and a quarter.
The first 15-20 minutes of each service includes something for the children and adults together, before the children leave for their groups. Communion is part of the service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. The 4th Sunday is generally an ‘All-Age’ Service.
MOTTO TEXT 2023
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
We are a friendly, caring church whose aim is to serve and honour God as we lovingly minister to one another and the community around us. Our services are a blend of modern and traditional styles of worship. We see the Bible as the inspired word of God and the basis for Christian living. We have a real sense of expectation that God will speak to us Sunday by Sunday, that He will minister to us by His Spirit and that we will continue to be transformed by His love. At Berkhamsted Baptist Church, children are loved and valued and we strive to help them have fun as they learn about Jesus and his love for them. We have a Child Protection Policy which we enforce rigorously. People often comment that being part of Berkhamsted Baptist Church is like being part of a big extended family. We have various mid-week activities, offering a range of styles and forums in which to learn more and enjoy fellowship together. We also enjoy getting together for various meals and social events throughout the church year.
During the Covid pandemic many of our groups were unable to meet together. We are continually reviewing the situation as to when they may start again. Some small groups meet either weekly or fortnightly, in church, in homes, or on Zoom, for Bible study, friendship and prayer. Groups are always keen to welcome new members. If you would like to join a small group please email us on this website.
Men’s Meeting has re-started and the men meet, from time to time, in a local pub for a meal and or a drink.
The role of the Pastoral Care Team is to try to encompass all who have a link with our church family at BBC, and within the community around us, to give pastoral care, especially when requested, in a sensitive and caring manner. Pastoral care is often initiated and conducted through our small group settings, but can be accessed outside these, where necessary and appropriate.
We aim to:
Provide prayer and spiritual support as necessary – wherever possible, but especially when not accessed through a small group setting or Sunday worship
Facilitate practical and emotional support in crisis – wherever possible, but especially when not accessed through a small group setting or Sunday worship
Provide a listening ear to those who are lonely, bereaved, or in distress
Share the love of Jesus in word and action, whenever possible
Refer people to other agencies who can offer relevant practical help when we cannot
Operate a church prayer chain – for urgent prayer requests from folk within the church family or connected to it.
If you would like to try to access help from our pastoral care team, please contact the church in the first instance. You will then be directed to the right person according to the situation.