If you’re exploring what it means to know Christ, what it really means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus, then we want to welcome you into our church and do our best to help you in that process.
Come along Sunday by Sunday, listen as we come to the Bible, as we seek what God is saying to us through the Scriptures, as we apply that to life, the universe and everything. Our aim is to faithfully and truthfully set before everyone the amazing news of the Lord Jesus Christ in all his majesty.
That engagement with the Bible happens in the context of a Christian community – there are young and old, men and women, children and parents and grandparents – all of us at various stages of understanding and experience in knowing Christ. Our goal as a church is to help people grow and mature in Christian faith, and there is a richness and joy in sharing the journey with fellow-believers.
The variety of personalities also represents an opportunity for development as we stretch relationally, and as we sandpaper-away at each other’s lives. There are no perfect Christians, no perfect churches; for church is made up of very ordinary Christians who are being transformed into the extraordinary likeness of Christ: that is part of our gospel hope as we look forward to Christ’s return.
So a good reason to come along to Hastings Baptist Church is that we are a community of believers who are passionately pursuing a whole-of-life relationship with Jesus Christ. And that involves heads and hearts and hands – serving God and serving others. We want to serve you with our gifts and abilities and we need your contribution for our corporate good.
We would be pleased to meet you one Sunday.