Sunday Mornings at 9:30 am
Everyone is welcome to join us in family worship. During this time :
We sing a blend of old and new songs, from doctrinally rich hymns of the past to contemporary choruses of today.
We pray together corporately - usual led by someone up front.
We read from the Bible: either by someone up front, or together as a church (Bibles are provided if you don't have one already).
We hear the Bible taught - one of our pastors or a guest speaker will proclaim and explain the point of a passage in the Bible (expository preaching), and how it applies to our lives today.
We take up a collection to support and fund the church's gospel work. This is a commitment for regular attendees only.
We observe the Lord's Table (Communion) - usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Occasionally we also baptise believers, dedicate parents with new children to God, welcome people into church membership, and hear testimonies of how God has changed people through Jesus.
Children are most welcome in all our worship services. During the school term, we run age-appropriate programmes from 10am. You're free to include your children in these programmes, or keep them in the main service.
After the service, please join us for some light refreshment. You'll often find folks chatting for over an hour latter about the sermon and events of the past week.
Due to COVID-19 the Howick Baptist Church facilities are closed until further notice. We will continue to follow the directions of the Government in the interests of the health of our community. A weekly time of worship adapted to the present conditions will be streamed here at 9:30 am each Sunday. Please visit the Covid 19 page here on this website for further information and any updates.
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.
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?
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.