Acts 2:42, 47

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.”

Our Mission

Greenwich Baptist Church exists to bring glory to God by developing a growing community of people who have a devotion to Christ that makes a difference in the world.

We believe a devotion to Christ involves a devotion to
The Word of God (the apostles’ teaching)
The people of God (the fellowship)
The worship of God (the breaking of bread)
Communion with God (prayer)

Our Beliefs

Greenwich Baptist Church is a congregation committed to Biblical truths. We seek to minister to those around us by demonstrating Christ’s compassion for the world and by being a welcoming Christian community. We are Christ-centered in our doctrine and Bible-based in our teaching.

 We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the Word of God, written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  We believe the Bible is inerrant in its original manuscripts, and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31, 32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32)

 

We believe that God eternally exists in three persons as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that each person of the Godhead is equal in divine nature, power, and perfection and that each has a specific role in creation, redemption, and revelation. 

(Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1,3; Ephesians 4:4-6)

We believe God the Father is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and limitless in presence, power, and love. We believe that God the Father concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men and women, that He hears and answers prayer and that he saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in his Son. We believe God is Father of all those who are saved by his grace. 

(Genesis 3:4-14; Matthew 23:9; Luke 10:21,22; John 3:16; 6:27;16:23-28; Ephesians. 1:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:1, 2; 2:5, 6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6)

We believe Jesus Christ is God’s one and only Son, equally human and divine. Conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, we believe he lived a sinless life and made atonement for sin through his death on the cross. We believe he physically rose from the dead on the third day and later ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father where he makes intercession for his people. We believe Christ will physically return to the earth at a time only known by the Father.

(Matthew. 1:18-23; Luke 24:1-12; John.1:1-5, 14; Acts 1:11; Colossians 1:15-20; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:24-25; 1 John 2:1-2; Revelation 19:11-16)

We believe the Holy Spirit is the living presence of God in the world today.  His role is to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and endows all believers with spiritual gifts based on God’s sovereign will..  We believe every follower of Christ is commanded to live a life that is filled with and guided by the Holy Spirit.

(Matthew. 28:19; John 14:16-17, 16:8; Acts 1:8, 2:1-21; 1 Corinthians. 3:16, 6:19, 12:4-13; Ephesians. 1:13-14; 3:16)

We believe God created man and woman in His own image and free from sin. We believe mankind fell from perfection and grace into sin by disobeying God, and thus inherited physical and spiritual death. As a result, everyone is born separated from God, spiritually dead and under condemnation and therefore in need of God’s forgiveness and grace.

(Genesis. 1:26-31, 2:7-3:19; Romans 3:23, 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-16)

We believe God gave his only Son so that all who trust in him for salvation would not perish but receive eternal life. We believe that the shedding of Christ’s blood was required for the forgiveness of sin, and this forgiveness is received through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We hold that salvation is the result of the sovereign grace of God and stands separate from any human merit, work, or ritual. We believe salvation produces life change that is seen in the desire to live in obedience to God’s Word and see others come to know God’s salvation.

(John 3:16-17, 5:24; Acts 2:36-41; Romans 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-13; John 14:6; Hebrews 9:14, 22)

We believe the church is the universal, living, spiritual body of Christ of which He is the head and all those saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ are members. We believe God’s desire for every Christian is to be part of a local church.  The local church is the divinely ordained setting for followers of Christ to gather regularly for worship, instruction, fellowship, prayer, discipleship, participation in the ordinances, and accountability.  Through the local church, God equips His people to serve others and make disciples of all nations.

(Acts 2:41-47, 15:13-18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 2:19-21: 3:21, Acts 1:8;  Hebrews 10:24-25)

 We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world, as we know it, to an end. We believe Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth to establish His kingdom and that the dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. We believe in the eternal existence of all people in heaven or hell, and in divine judgments and rewards.

(John 5:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 22:17)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to the local church to be observed until He returns.  In accordance with the biblical pattern and the clear command of Christ, we believe all believers should be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as an important step of obedience following their conversion.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ as a way for believers to solemnly remember the atonement for sin accomplished by His sacrifice on the cross for those who trust Him as Lord and Savior.

(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:37-41, 9:17-19, 16:29-34; Rm. 6:1-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

We believe God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. We believe God defined marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. We believe parents have the responsibility to establish and maintain a Christian home and to do all they can to influence their children to become followers of Christ.

(Genesis 2:18-25; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 5:21-6:4; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7)

We believe that all followers of Jesus Christ are called to live for the glory of God and the well-being of others.  We believe that genuine believers in Jesus Christ will increasingly develop Christ-like character in every area of their lives such that Christ will be reflected in all of their actions, attitudes, and words as commanded in God’s Word  and empowered by God’s Spirit.

(Mat 28:19-20; Rm. 6:12-14; 1 Cor. 3:16, 10:31; Galatians 5:16; Eph. 4:1-3; Col. 1:28; 1 Pet. 1:14-15)