A growing relationship with Jesus Christ...Begins as people are lovingly confronted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and receive Him by faith and repentance // Continues as people are publicly identified with Christ and His Church // Is expressed as people grow in their obedience to His teaching, are equipped to serve in His church and world and empowered to love one another // Is demonstrated as people share the Gospel with friends, family and others in their local church, community and around the world.

mission

Pinner Baptist Church exists to know Christ and make Him known.

Vision

To be a local church that cultivates and equips our family of believers who will make disciples in Pinner, Harrow, London and around the World.

Purpose

Pinner Baptist Church exists to glorify God as a family of believers by leading people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Beliefs

These Articles of Faith do not exhaust the content of our creed, which is the whole Word of God. They are not intended as a limit to the Word of God. We do believe that, insofar as these articles extend, they are a true presentation of sound doctrine as taught in the Scriptures and therefore binding upon us as Christian believers..

There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory. Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalm 104, John 5:23-26, I Corinthians 8:6, Revelation 4:11
God has revealed himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God through human authors, so that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of belief and practice. Psalm 19:7-11, II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:19-21
All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him. Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 1:18, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 4
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all his words are true. On the cross he died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by his blood. He rose from the dead and in his resurrection body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for his people in the presence of the Father. John 1:1, Matthew 1:23, Colossians 2:9, Hebrews 4:15, Galatians 3:13, John 20:25- 28, I John 2:1
Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in his love forgives sinners whom he calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life. Romans 3:24, Titus 3:5, John 3:16, I John 5:13, II Peter 1:3

The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply his work of salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces increasing likeness to Christ. He builds up the Church and empowers its members for
worship, service and mission. Acts 5:3,4, I Corinthians 2:10, John 16:8-11, I Corinthians 6:11-19
The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are saved belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of believers who are committed to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, the administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; for pastoral care and discipline, and for evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel. The Bible speaks of two types of leaders within the church; elder, also referred to as bishop and overseer, and deacons. Ephesians 4:4, Acts 2:41-47, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Hebrews 10:25, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 8:26-39, I Corinthians 11:23-28, I Timothy 3.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. Baptism is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into his Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith. Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38-41, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will be welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God. God will make all things new and will be glorified forever. Titus 2:11-13, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 20:11-15