What we believe

We desire to be a family, rooted in the Word of God and prayer, whose love for Christ and for one another overflows in joyful serving and sharing of the gospel with all, especially with those friends, neighbours and the wider community whom God has given us a unique opportunity to reach.

Mansfield Baptist Church shares many characteristics with other Christian churches. We are a community of people who are committed to following Jesus Christ, and we believe that a right relationship with God is possible only through him. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and tells us how to know him and live for him.

For Baptists the concept of a 'family' is important. The Church is not so much a particular place or building, but rather a family of believers, committed to Christ, to one another and to the service of God in the world. In this Baptist family everybody is equal, for everybody has a part to play in the service of God.