Bryn Baptist is an independent evangelical church of about 100 members of all ages that is committed to the clear proclamation of the Christian gospel of salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
We aim to maintain a community in which Christians can grow in their faith and serve God to His glory.
There is a busy programme of special events that varies from year to year. For example: we have delivered postcards throughout the area with a view to praying for the needs of people in each street in Bryn and Ashton-in-Makerfield; and each year we have a Holiday Bible club and ‘football outreach’, which attracts large numbers of children from the area and aims to meet their spiritual as well as sporting needs.
There is strong commitment to mission at home and abroad. The church supports several missions and we have regular visits from their representatives to keep us informed of their work.
We believe in:
- The Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, as not only containing, but being in themselves the Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice;
- The Trinity in Unity of the Godhead. The Father being God, Jesus Christ the Son being God, and the Holy Spirit being God, yet these being one Lord God Almighty;
- The true deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His real and perfect manhood, the efficacy of His atoning sacrifice on the cross, His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, His present priestly intercession for His people and His personal return for the church, His Body;
- The Universal total depravity of man in the sight of God;
- The justification of the sinner solely by faith through the merits of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ;
- The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration and sanctification;
- The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ. The eternal blessedness of those made righteous by faith and the eternal punishment of the wicked;
- The local church as an independent body, not subject to the jurisdiction of any other local church, federation of churches, visiting evangelist or teacher, and that each local church should be self-governing and supporting.