Lifestyle & Discipleship
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34,35
We are called both to be disciples and to disciple others and part of being a disciple is to study the Word, both individually and collectively, to go deeper than one is able to go on Sunday mornings. We also recognise that at times people will struggle in their spiritual walk and their daily lives: it is at these times that we must ensure that we provide the spiritual, emotional and physical care that people need. At Station Hill Baptist Church we are constantly looking at ways to ensure that each individual is provided with the support that they need to grow in their faith and to be Christ-like in a broken world. Core to this are our House Groups where we provide discipleship and pastoral care mutually, as well as providing an environment for study and of course fellowship. Because of this we believe that House Groups are an essential part of church life and expect all of those committed to our fellowship to be committed to a House Group.
In addition to these we provide specific programmes that address other aspects of the Christian life:
- Christianity Explored Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? What does it mean to follow Him? Christianity Explored is for those who would like to know more about the Christian faith;
- Exploring Church is for those interested in finding out more about our fellowship and for those seeking to make it their spiritual home;
- Exploring Baptism is both for those seeking to know more about the significance of baptism, and those who have also made a decision to be baptised;
- Discipleship Explored is a formal programme to help people who are new to the faith, new to our church. It is ideally suited to equip people for service in the kingdom of God;
- Mentoring is a formal programme for those struggling with some aspect of faith or life;
- The Marriage Course. A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesn’t happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. We can all learn how to make even the happiest marriage better. That is where The Marriage Course comes in.
- Christening and Child Baptism. While some Christian ministers baptize babies, Baptists believe that baptism follows a personal committment to Jesus. Baptist ministers have the joy of sharing parents appreciation of God with the dedication of their child, when the congreation celebrates with the parents and welcomes the child into the family of the church.
There are also other ways our fellowship ensures that we provide care to all of those in our fellowship and often beyond into the community:
- Pastoral Care Team has a proven ability to provide both spiritual and practical care in any situation life throws at us;
- PrayerNet is how we ensure that as many people as possible are praying for those in need of urgent prayer with alerts sent via email, phone and text