Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

As Baptists, we are evangelical, which means that we hold to the traditional teaching of the Church, focussing on God’s love for all, shown to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We encourage everybody to respond personally to God’s offer of forgiveness and a new start, made possible by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, and received through faith. Because of this amazing act of grace and mercy, we believe that we should respond by living lives worthy of God. As we partner with his Spirit, we invite God to transform the whole of our lives — our lifestyles, our thoughts, our attitudes, our words, our desires and our relationships. This is a continual journey but one we gladly walk in response to his amazing love.

We believe the Bible to be God’s word to us. We therefore devote a large part of our time together studying it: to root ourselves in Christ, to grow in knowing God and applying his teachings to how we live for him in this world.

A distinctive feature of Baptist church life is the practice of believer’s baptism, when those who have come to faith are immersed in water as a sign of their new birth in Christ. This leads to church membership and the privilege of playing a part in the policy-making of the church.

We also recognise our responsibilities to the wider church. We are members of Churches Together in Warwick, as well as playing our part in the Heart of England Baptist Association and the national network of Baptists Together. We also support BMS World Mission and other Christian agencies in their world-wide work.

As a church seeking to serve the community, we run Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool and various young people and adult activities. We partner with the local charity, Helping Hands, who run our café Wednesday to Friday, and our own team run the Gateway cafe on a Saturday. Both seek to reach out to the vulnerable in our community.

We hope this gives you a flavour of life at Castle Hill Baptist Church. We’d love to connect with you through one of our gatherings and hope you will feel able to belonging to our family here.