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MEMBERSHIP


Why bother?

 
From the earliest days of Baptist life, as in a number of other denominations, commitment to a local church has always been expressed through membership. The local church is the sum of its members and existing members welcome new members as the community grows. If there were no members, there would be no church. God does not intend us to live out our faith in isolation, but in a covenant commitment which finds its natural expression in Church Membership.
 

Who can become a church member?

 
All who profess repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and whose lives bear evidence of their Christian profession.
 

Do I have to be baptised?


Members are normally received after believers’ baptism by immersion, but the church welcomes into membership all who are committed to our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

Do I have to be a certain age?


No, but you cannot vote at a Church Meeting until you are 18.
 

How do I apply for Membership?

  • Speak to Liz Marnham (Deacon) or to Amanda James (Senior Minister) to express your interest in membership.
     
  • They will report to the Deacons and then arrange for two members to get together with you and talk to you about church membership.
     
  • These members will give a report to the subsequent Church Meeting. They will include something of your background, and the significance of your faith in Jesus Christ. The members present at the meeting will vote to receive you.
     
  • You will receive a simple word of welcome at a subsequent church service and we will encourage you to get involved both giving and receiving as a member of Enfield Baptist Church.
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Hello and welcome to Enfield Baptist Church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

Our Sunday Services start at 10.30am, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to allow time to meet our welcome team and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you will be given a welcome leaflet which gives a brief outline of Enfield Baptist Church, along with a “stay in touch” card, we would encourage you to complete this and hand it back to one of the team.

Plan your journey

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Accessibility

There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from our Senior Minister followed by a time of worship.  The children stay with us for the first twenty minutes and then leave for Ablaze, our welcome team will let you know where you child/ren should go. 

 Sunbeams from Newborn to 3 years
 Sparklers age 3 to 5
 Rockets are school years 1 & 2
 Lasers are school years 3 & 4
 Ignitors are school years 5 & 6
 Neon and G:low are school years 7-11.

The service then continues with more worship, prayers and a sermon, all of our recent sermons can be found on the website. 

At the end of the service we have a prayer ministry team who will be happy to pray with you if needed.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are served following the service and we would love you to join us and meet some new people.

There are many other activities happening during the week at EBC, please see details under Church Life. 

We hope that the above answers any questions you may have but should you have further queries then please use the get in touch form below and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

 

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.
 

Leadership 

Amanda James    
Rev Amanda James    
     
 
We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home and welcome at Enfield Baptist Church.