What do we believe in?
These are the basic tenets of what make us tick at Hadleigh Baptist Church
God the Father
We believe that God made us, loves us and has good plans for us. He longs for us to know Him as our Heavenly Father, full of tenderness and loving care.
God the Son
Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son who perfectly shows us God’s nature and character. Jesus Himself said, ‘Whoever has seen me, has seen the Father’ (John 14 v 9). It is only through the Lord Jesus Christ that we can know God personally. Jesus once said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life and no-one comes to the Father but by me’ (John 14 v 6).We believe he rose again from the dead and lives now to be the Lord of all those who trust in Him. He will return as judge of all human beings to consummate human history.
God the Holy Spirit
He is given to us by the Father and the Son to make the truths of God live in our experience. Without the help of the Holy Spirit, God’s truth remains meaningless and worship becomes a ritual. He comes to teach, inspire and strengthen us in our Christian lives.
The Bible is God’s word to each generation. Obedience to what God says in the Bible is the key to fulfilment in our lives. We, therefore, place a strong emphasis upon teaching the practical relevance of the word of God to all aspects of our daily living.
The Church is not a building but rather the people of God who meet together to worship and serve Him. As followers of Jesus we are called to live in loving and supportive relationship with one another. As we do this we demonstrate the reality of God at work in our lives and in the church’s life.