Who are we? ...
First of all, Ryde Baptist Church is NOT the building.
We are a group of ordinary people, from all walks of life and all ages, meeting together to worship God, to learn more about Him and put any talents we may have to good use both in the local community and the wider world. There are people joining us for the first time and new Christians alongside those who have been Christians for many years. The people are the Church - and Ryde Baptist Church is growing.
Jesus told a story of a farmer's field containing both wheat and weeds. The farmer said that it was too risky to try weeding the field, as the wheat might also be destroyed. Both should be left to grow together until the harvest - only then could they safely be separated.
In the same way, our church doesn't try to "weed out" anyone whose life isn't perfect. If we tried that we would upset a lot of people, get things wrong and wouldn't have anyone coming along. None of us in RBC is perfect - so how could we judge anyone else?
We want everyone to have the opportunity to learn about and believe in Jesus and have faith that He is a personal Saviour for us all.
We would also like everyone to enjoy the journey into faith, together with the support and friendship to be found in our church.
If you would like to know more about the church, there is normally a church member available for a quiet word - usually to be found in the office/reception of the George Street Centre (10:00am - 2:00pm Monday - Friday). If you would prefer, you can click here to use the form on the 'contact us' page or just turn up on Sunday.
We don't judge people - you're welcome to join us and become part of our friendly family.
If you would like to find out more about the Baptist movement take either the Baptist Union option from the Home page - or the following link will take you to the same place:Baptist Union.