About Us

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Our Mission Statement (1997):

St James Road Baptist Church is seeking to be

A church in partnership:
 - with God through prayer and worship 
 - with one another through care and encouragement
 - with the community through love and concern for all.

By growing in Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry, Mission, Worship.

What we believe:

•     In essential beliefs — we have unity.

 “There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...”  Eph. 4:4-6

•     In non-essential beliefs — we have liberty.

 “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters...  Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls...  So then each of us will give an account of himself to God...  So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”  Romans 14:1,4,12,22

•     In all our beliefs — we show love.

 “...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have not love, I amount to nothing at all.”  1 Cor. 13:2 

How we operate:

Like most Baptist churches, we are governed by a Church members Meeting, which delegates various responsibilities to an overall Leadership Team as well as specific roles to other teams and individuals. We seek to operate on the basis of people’s S.H.A.P.E. (Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Ability, Personality & Experiences). 

See these links for more details: Church Lifestyle &  Statement of Faith.