We believe worship is meant to be the most fulfilling and enjoyable experience known to humankind as it is all about relating to our Maker and Saviour − God who is closer to us than anyone else. Most of us know what it is to be in love; we know how enjoyable it is to express that love in words and just being with the person we love. This has parallels with our worship of God. Worship is giving adoration to God whose love for us he has shown so clearly in Jesus who gave his life for us. It is also about serving Him and seeking to do the things He wants us to do − committing ourselves to follow him and his ways.
If you have never been to New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) on a Sunday before, we start at 10.30am. The entrance is at the side the building labelled ‘Refresh’. There will be someone to welcome you and tea and coffee is available before the start of the service (from 10am) as well as after the service.
We normally start with a few songs or hymns accompanied by a variety of instruments and a keyboard. Worship always includes listening to something read from the Bible, prayers for the world or society, and a talk that is relevant and meaningful to our lives. We try to provide a relaxed, informal and child-friendly atmosphere so that everyone feels at ease and welcome. None of us are super-spiritual beings: we all had a 'first day' at church. You'll find we are very friendly so if you don't understand something please simply ask. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in − there is no need to dress up.
During the second half of the service, we provide separate groups for children up to 15 years old. All of our children's and youth leaders are DBS checked and we have a rigorous child safety policy.
There is an offering bag at the back of the room, but please ignore this as it is only for those who are permanently committed to the church.
There is plenty of free parking nearby and the 26 and 27 bus routes pass by the end of Railton Road. For directions see Finding Us.