The church was sad to hear of the passing of Betty Cox. Betty had been a longstanding member of our church for many years. Even in recent years when she was unable to attend, she always asked visitors about the church. Betty's funeral service was attended by a good number of church members as well as family and friends.
As a Christian church, our main purpose is to worship and praise God, and of course, to share our Christian faith with others. Our Sunday morning services are ‘family’ oriented and we have a Sunday Club for children from 4 - 11 years old. We also have a parent supervised creche area for very young children. The church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain which.
Reverend Katherine Pickford began her ministry here at Radford in October 2009 after completing her studies at Spurgeon's College, London. Katherine is kept busy with many of our regular church activities and is also involved in our local school and other village based organisations. (You can contact Katherine via the link on our 'Contact Us' page.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He lived, died and came back to life to bring us forgiveness, peace with God and eternal life. This is the GOOD NEWS that is the Gospel message! In all we do to bring God’s word to people in what is now largely considered to be a ‘God-less’ society, we uphold God’s word as being as relevant today as it was when it was written all those years ago. As a ‘Baptist’ church we adhere to the biblical teaching of baptism by full immersion – where only those old enough to accept Jesus and to understand what that means – are baptised in water as an outward sign of the ‘new life’ we enter into when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. Because we don’t baptise infants or babies, we instead hold special ‘Dedication Services’ (similar to Christenings) where those bringing the child dedicate themselves to love and care for the child and the church members agree to help as we are able. We ask God's blessing and protection for the child and commit to help the child grow in their knowledge of Jesus . When old enough to understand what it means to become a Christian, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour and to consider full baptism by immersion as a sign of their ‘new life’ and their commitment to God.
MUSIC MINISTRY TEAM
Our worship band can play a wide range of contemporary Christian music from the likes of Hillsong, Delirious, Noel Richards, Nicole Nordeman,
Kari Jobe, Kirk Franklin, Michael Smith, Vicki Beeching, Matt Redman etc as well as some of the more traditional songs and hymns.
As music plays such an important part of our regular worship services, we are always pleased when we are joined by visiting musicians to augment our resident worship band. If you are a musician familiar with modern and traditional Christian worship music, we would love to meet you. Please e-mail the church if you would like to come and play at RSBC. (We would particularly welcome a bass guitarist.) We are not looking for virtuossos, just people who enjoy playing and who enjoy worshipping through the gift of music.