Wednesday, 19 June 2013
It is a great
privilege to introduce Bennetts End Baptist Church to you this
We are a Bible believing and teaching Church in the
heart of Bennetts End, which is a large community in Hemel
Hempstead, a town consisting of approximately 80,000 people in the county of
Hertfordshire in England.
Whether you are a
Christian seeking a Church committed to teaching God's Word or
someone looking for answers, I believe that you have come to
the right place to learn what God has to say in His Word, concerning
Himself, ourselves and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
Church meets at
the Bennetts End Community Centre which is situated in a very
central and prominent location, in the nucleus of the area where
there are various shops, post office and other local services
available. The facilities at the centre are excellent and we, by
God's grace continue to remain a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ
in the community.
We are an independent
Church and are not governed by a denomination or a body of
We do however have fellowship with like minded independent
We embrace the great
Biblical doctrines of the Protestant Reformation, sometimes referred
to as the "doctrines of grace" and most fully expressed in the
Baptist Confession of Faith.
We believe that God's
purpose for us as His Church is to glorify Him, the God of the
Firstly by promoting
reverent worship and preaching the Gospel to all.
Secondly by edifying
Christians and showing benevolence to the needy. We are committed to
the proclamation of God's perfect Law and the glorious Gospel of His
grace through all the world and to the defence of the "faith which
was once for all delivered to the saints".
Primarily we believe
in the sufficiency of Scripture. which means, that the Bible is
sufficient to guide in all aspects of human life and what we are to
believe and know about God, man and salvation. Moreover we believe
that in all other areas, such as living the Christian life in a
modern world, or organising a local Church, we believe the
Scriptures give principles that are sufficient to guide in any and
every situation. All matters of doctrine and life are to be brought
to the final test of Scripture and that there is no subject on which
Scriptures have nothing to say as a direct command or direct
our very existence and purpose as a Church is founded upon five
distinct principles that are found in the Bible and these are:
1. To proclaim the fundamental doctrines of the faith and proclaim
salvation solely by the "grace of God alone"
2. To proclaim a
salvation that is brought about through "faith alone", (Sola
3. To proclaim
salvation in "Jesus Christ alone",
4. To proclaim faith
that comes from the "Scriptures alone",
5. To live our lives
and exist before the world in such a way that is for the "Glory of
God alone". (Soli
Above all, we hope that you will be encouraged as you read more
about the Church, and use the wealth of good resources made
available to you on this website. The Church website was launched in
2004 and new material is slowly being
added, and the various sections will be regularly updated.
In closing we would be greatly encouraged by your visit to the
Church and we hope that you will find Bennetts End Baptist
very warm and loving Church, that is dedicated to the God of the
Bible and His glory as is revealed through His Son Jesus Christ, who
died and gave Himself for His people.
So welcome on behalf of all the Church members
greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Chalan Hetherington - Pastor
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