Countesthorpe Baptist Church © 2017
All Rights Reserved . Registered Charity number 1173447
Address. Church Street
Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5QH
For over 200 years Christians with Baptist convictions have worshipped & witnessed in Countesthorpe.
We are historically known as Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, non-conformists and reformed in our theology. The work in Countesthorpe started in the early 1790’s when a group of Christians formally from Arnsbey Baptist Chapel meet for prayer to establish a work in Countesthorpe.They initially meet in homes, over time this grew, right up until the present day now meeting in our historic grade 2 listed purpose built Church & Baptist centre.
We are Bible believing, Christ and Gospel centred community. We believe that the Bible is Gods Word for us today and can be trusted in all areas of our lives, because its God breathed out Word (2Tim 3:16) & not merely men's thoughts on God. So we hold faithfully to its historic content & message (Titus 1:9). We take the Bible very seriously. We adhere to its doctrine and precepts. We also affirm the historic 1689 Baptist confession of faith.
Christ centred and Gospel driven means we believe the Gospel is the most important message we can share with our community & the world. We are driven by love to declare this gospel to all the world starting in the Church, the community, the nation and the whole world. The gospel simply means good news, the good news is all about Jesus Christ, His death & resurrection (1Cor 15:1-4). It is this message that we seek to proclaim from the pulpit, in the community and in our lives.
Christianity at its heart is not about being religious, being christened, baptized or even going to Church its all about being in a right relationship with God. Jesus Christ has entered into this world to make that possible for us. Through Jesus Christ’s death & resurrection people can know the forgiveness of sins, peace with God & the sure and certain hope of eternal life not simply when we die but right now in the present life, we can be born from above and experience eternal life. God grants to all who repent & believe, His Spirit that we might know Him and enjoy Him forever, now that’s good news! (John.3:16)