Welcome to Singleton Baptist Church
9.30 am Sunday
What to expect?
We try to start our services right on time at 9.30 am. We want to encourage you to not be late, in fact we’d love you to come early so we can meet you if you are new, or so you can catch up with others, and also so that we can prepare our hearts to sing God’s praise and to hear him speak to us.
We are friendly and welcoming
Our gathering has a family feel – not to the exclusion of singles and empty-nesters, but for everyone’s inclusion in an extended family. Actually this part of the mystery of faith, when we confess Jesus as Lord, he gives us his Spirit and adopts us into the family of God.
Singing is pretty unusual in Australian culture today, but has been a mark of Christian gatherings throughout the history of the church. We have a number of music teams who use their gifts to help us worship Jesus through song.
We are blessed to be able to speak to our creator God. Jesus has opened the way for us to come to God as our Father. Our prayer times are led by one of the congregation to bring our corporate praise and requests to our Lord. We also pray for one another’s specific needs in pairs or small groups after the service as needed.
We Read God's Word
Each week we read from God’s words recorded in the bible. What a privilege that God would reveal himself to us in person and give us a book to record what he has said.
We are Taught
Listening to biblical preaching is an important part of our corporate worship service. We believe in expositional preaching that works through books of the Bible. Being faithful to God’s word and submitting our lives to it is very important to us.Sermons
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper
Twice a month (first and third Sundays) we eat one of the simplest meals together – the Lord’s Supper (Communion). This is open to all who love Jesus.
Jesus said to let the children come to him and not to hinder them, so our services include children. This makes things a bit noisier but that is what family is like. Our services include a children’s talk and the opportunity for children to sing alongside adults as we worship Jesus. During school term there are Sunday School lessons for primary school age kids during the sermon time. Your children are welcome to stay in church with you, but have the option of the Sunday School lessons.
Our services are 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Starting at 9.30 am, we finish before 11.00 am. We want to encourage you to plan your day so that you don’t have to rush off, but can stick around after the service for a coffee and fellowship. This is an opportunity to get to know people, for them to know you, to find out more about Jesus or to receive prayer.