Howick Baptist Church ....

Encouraging, equipping and nurturing a life of faith in Jesus for Jesus 

Discipleship

About Discipleship

To be a Christian is to be a disciple of Jesus.

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the first disciples and gave them his instructions for discipleship. They are recorded in Matthew 28:19 & 20. Discipleship includes: 

  • Faith in Jesus Christ

  • Learning about Jesus and how to follow him

  • Being baptised as believers in the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  • Obeying all that Christ has commanded

  • Living by faith in all of life

  • Worshipping and fellowshipping in the Church
     

 

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"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20

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       Growing Disciples in Four Key Contexts:

1. The Church

 

In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5

 

2. Faith & Obedience; 

 

In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5

 

3 The Bible & Prayer; 

 

In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5

4. Witness & Life

 

In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  Romans 12:5

 
 

Declaring Faith in Jesus through Baptism

What Is Baptism?


Baptism is a symbol of beginning the Christian life, intended for a believer who has made a profession of faith in Christ and has shown evidence that they have a living relationship with Christ.

By being baptised, a follower of Jesus is publicly declaring that he or she has died to their old nature and way of living, and have been given ‘new birth’ and a new way of life through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

At Howick Baptist Church, we believe and practice baptism by immersion, which vividly portrays the reality of a believer’s union with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection.

“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”  Romans 6:4 (ESV)

Who Should Be Baptised?


Only those believers who give a believable profession of faith and show practical evidence of their belief and obedience to Christ.

How Can I Be Baptised?


Either:

  • Register your interest to be baptised by completing one of the cards found in the church pews, or

  • Speak to either one of the elders / pastors.

 

We offer regular baptism classes which provide a great opportunity to gain a more clear understanding of baptism, along with meeting one of our elders to affirm your readiness. You would then be baptised during one of our Sunday services and be able to share the occasion with family and friends.

Remembering Jesus Together in the Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper (Communion)
 

We teach that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration and proclamation of His death until He comes, and should be always preceded by solemn self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:28-32).

 

We also teach that, whereas the elements of Communion are only representative of the flesh and blood of Christ, participation in the Lord’s Supper is nevertheless an actual communion with the risen Christ, who indwells every believer, and so is present, fellowshipping with His people (1 Corinthians 10:16).

 

We encourage all those who love the Lord to participate in this meal.

The Lord's Supper is usually celebrated by us as part of our Sunday Morning worship on the second Sunday of each month.

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