What We Believe

A cross made of tree lights with the words "It is finished" in crossHeadland Baptist Church is a Christian church which holds to the belief that Jesus Christ is the One who gives  us forgiveness, comfort and eternal hope.

We believe that anyone can  enjoy peace with God through Him.

Our church family is committed to providing relevant biblical teaching, comfort and support to those we meet. We provide a welcoming atmosphere for those looking to find their first or continuing steps within the Christian community.

Headland Baptist Church is a member of the Northern Baptist’s Association which is part of the Baptist Union Of Great Britain.

Declaration of Principle of the Baptist Union is:

1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy
Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who 'died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day'.
3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.

“… Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20

Sermon Series

We have done a few series' on what it means to be a Christian, the nature of Jesus & the Gospel, the Five Solas and the Mysteries of God.

Below is the series on the subject of looking at what it means to be a member of the church.

A man being baptised by two church elders in the baptismal pool at the church

A man being baptised by two church elders in the baptismal pool at the church

Baptism

Believer’s baptism is a very special moment on the journey of faith when we make our personal commitment of faith in Jesus as Lord It signifies the end of our old life and of being born again to new life in Christ. Normally taking place by full immersion in water, it speaks of repentance and cleansing, of being united with Christ in his death and resurrection.

Jesus set an example:

Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22).

Jesus commands us:

In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), Jesus says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

The early church practised it:

On the Day of Pentecost, Peter tells the people to “Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:37-38).

There are other examples of baptism throughout the book of Acts which suggests believer's baptism was an integral part of early church life. Many other churches Baptise infants, but this is a promise between the parents and church family to raise the child to know God and when they are ready to make their own mind up they will make their own confession of faith. Our church have held many Dedication Services, where we affirm to support the family in a loving environment. Source [Baptist.org.uk]