i - What is a Baptist church?
Baptist churches are best known for baptising adults by full immersion in a big baptistry, having a church membership and meeting system which governs the church and a focus on the bible.
ii - What is a church member?
A Baptist church runs itself and is part of the national Baptist Union. Our members decide how Woolwich Central should work, who should be the pastor and deacons, and provide the direction for the church. Members meeting's are held after the church service, 5/6 times per year. All Christians can become members.
iii - As a Baptist Union church we believe in the following declaration of principle
The Baptist Union of Great Britain (Part of III of the Constitution)
Declaration of principle
The basis of this Union is:
1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His Laws.
2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who “died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day”.
3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.