Who Are We?
Portslade Baptist Church is a group of Christian believers. We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and seek to faithfully preach it and live it out by putting our faith into action.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to hear of Jesus Christ, and respond to the message of God's love in Christ.
We commit outselves to live out the life of Jesus in our community, speaking about our faith and showing it by our actions.
- We seek wherever possible to meet the needs of those less fortunate, and to share in world mission, with the good news about Jesus, particularly through the BMS World Mission.
We are part of the Baptist Union and also Churches Together in Portslade.
Churches Together in Portslade is an inter-church group, and we participate in the events that are organised, eg. joint lent study and prayer groups, joint services, and social events.
We support several charities, both through financial means and through prayer:
As a member of the Baptist Union we support B.U. Home Mission;
we support BMS World Mission and in particular we are linked with Rev. Amanda Redwood who is serving in Italy
We support Operation Agri each year at harvest, using their materials to inform us and by having a special offering for them
We support the Bible Society through members having collecting boxes, and sometimes having speakers
We support Christian Aid, during Christian Aid week
Each year we choose a different organisation to support through our Christmas coffee morning and sale. In the past, we supported Christians in Sport in this way.
The young people have sponsored stay-awakes and other activities to raise money for charities
We also support Link Romania by collecting shoe boxes filled with gifts for families in Romania, then sending them off at the end of October each year. Shoe box Sunday will be Oct. 30th. We usually send about 60 boxes, and all organisations of the church take part.
At Christmas we collect gifts and pack them into hampers for needy people in the community.
- When there is a disaster we usually launch an appeal to give to the BMS Relief Fund, which works through local partners to bring help and relief in these situations.