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John Smyth

How did the Baptist movement begin?

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John Smyth

How did the Baptist movement begin?

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The earliest Baptist Church is thought to have been founded in Holland around 1608 or 1609. Its chief founder was John Smyth, an ordained Anglican priest. Soon after his ordination, his zeal landed him in prison for refusal to conform to the teachings and practices […]

Church Leaders

What is it like to lead a Christian community?

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Church Leaders

What is it like to lead a Christian community?

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The leaders of local churches are know by lots of different names: ‘Clergy’, ‘Vicar’, ‘Priest’, ‘Pastor’, ‘Minister’ and many other titles. The titles used generally depend on the denomination of the church and the responsibilities of the leader. Learn about the church leaders in different […]

John Smyth and the Baptist Church

How did the Baptist Church begin?

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John Smyth and the Baptist Church

How did the Baptist Church begin?

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For many years after Henry VIII’s reformation of the Church of England, the people with political power had strong control over religious worship. There were people, however, who wanted to do what they believed God was telling them in the Bible, rather than what the […]

The Baptist Church

What's life in a Baptist Church like?

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The Baptist Church

What's life in a Baptist Church like?

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What makes a Baptist Church different from other Christian churches is partly found in the name. Unlike some other churches the Baptist Church does not baptise infants but instead once a person has made a commitment to the Christian faith then they will be baptised […]

Believer’s Baptism

What happens during believer's baptism?

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Believer’s Baptism

What happens during believer's baptism?

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Getting married is a sign of being serious about a relationship with someone else. In the same way, getting baptised is a sign of being serious about a relationship with God and being committed to living His way. Before the baptism service, most churches have […]

Believers’ Baptism Films

Why do some Christians decide to be baptised as believers?

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Believers’ Baptism Films

Why do some Christians decide to be baptised as believers?

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A person may choose to be baptised once they have decided for themselves that they want to live as a Christian. This is known as believers’ baptism. Believers’ baptism can be celebrated in a number of different ways. One way being that the person would […]

Dedication

What happens in a dedication service?

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Dedication

What happens in a dedication service?

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Some churches believe that being baptised is something people should decide to do when they are old enough. But they still think that welcoming children into the church is important. In these churches, you might find a ‘dedication’ or ‘thanksgiving’ service. Infant dedication is a […]

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