Ballymoney Baptist Church are a family of Christians who share a common faith in Jesus Christ. We are not perfect people, but sinners saved by the perfect life of Jesus, and His sin-bearing death for us on the cross.
Questions You May Have
How did Ballymoney Baptist get started? We constituted as a church in September 1986. But the longer story is found here.
What is our purpose?
Where do we meet? 60 Ballymena Road, Ballymoney. If you would like to see this on a map, look here. We have a sizeable car park on site.
What are our services like? Pretty simple. We sing songs of praise, pray to God, read the bible and hear a preacher explain a bible passage. We emphasise 'expository preaching', where the preacher works through a bible book systematically. At the end of our Sunday morning service we also enjoy the Lord’s Supper, where we remember what Jesus did on our behalf on the cross.
Who is welcome to attend our church? A large spread of people attend Ballymoney Baptist. Young, middle aged and old. Families and single people. Life-long believers and people simply curious to explore what the Christian faith is all about.
What do we believe is the most important message? The good news that Jesus died and rose to save us from our sins. Find out more.
What do we have for children? During school terms we have Sunday school and Friday Bible Investigators for primary school children and Bible Class, Youth Club and Youth Fellowship for secondary school young people. In the summer, we run a holiday bible club and a coaching for Christ football school. There is also a creche available for pre-school children during the Sunday morning sermons. There is also a 'cry room' upstairs if parents wish to use it.
Who serves as leaders in Ballymoney? Our present pastor is Colin Adams. Colin comes from Scotland and has served the church since September 2009. Alongside Colin, the elders oversee the spiritual affairs of the church. We also have deacons who look after practical needs. We believe, however, that God has given gifts to every member of the church and that each member has a vital role to play.
What is our doctrinal statement?
The Holy Scriptures - The verbal inspiration and total inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given by God. Their sole sufficiency and final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
God - One God in three persons, the Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit; co-equal, co-eternal, sovereign and active in creation, providence and redemption.
The Lord Jesus Christ - The essential deity and perfect humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men; His virgin birth, sinless life and substitutionary death as an atonement for sin; His bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven; His high priestly ministry and personal return.
The Holy Spirit- The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating the sinner, indwelling, sanctifying and empowering the believer.
The Devil - The personality of the Devil; His present evil activity and final doom.
Man - The creation of man in the image of God; The disobedience of Adam and the consequent fallen and totally depraved state of all men, subjecting them to God’s justifiable wrath and condemnation; The responsibility resting on all men to repent and to trust the finished work of Christ as the grounds for their acceptance before God.
Justification - Justification as an act of God’s free grace to sinners, whereby He pardons their sins and accepts them as righteous in his sight through the righteousness of Christ imputed to them by God and received by faith alone;The perseverance of the saints.
The Church - The local church as a company of believers gathered under the headship of Christ for worship, fellowship, instruction and evangelism; The ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper – baptism being the immersion of believers on profession of faith into the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as an act of identification with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and the Lord’s Supper being a remembrance of Christ until he comes and a renewal of commitment to him;The offices of elder (responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church), and deacon (responsible for the practical affairs of the church); The gifts of the evangelist and the pastor-teacher; The priesthood of all believers and their unity in the body of Christ; The separation of church and state.
The Future State - The unconditional immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the eternal joy in heaven of the believer and the conscious eternal punishment in hell of those who die impenitent.
Christian Behaviour - The responsibility of all who are saved to serve the Lord and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives. In addition, the elders of the church, being in agreement with the faith embodied in the 1689 Baptist confession , recommend that all members become acquainted with it and display a teachable attitude to the doctrine it contains.