Discipleship is a vital aspect of the Christian faith and is essential for the growth and development of believers. Discipleship goes beyond just attending Sunday services and includes opportunities for deeper study and understanding of the Bible, as well as regular times of prayer. At Bilston Baptist, we recognise the importance of this and provide various resources and activities to support the spiritual formation of our members. We have Bible study groups that meet regularly for a deeper look at scripture, and also have regular times of prayer to nurture our relationship with God. By providing opportunities for discipleship, we aim to help our members grow in their faith and become mature followers of Jesus.
Sunday Gatherings - every week @ 10:30am
We come together on Sundays for a time of worship, prayer, and hearing from God’s word. Our gatherings include times of worship, during which we sing songs of praise and give honour to God. We also have a time of prayer where we lift up our petitions and needs to God as well as hear from God’s word, where a message from the Bible is shared.
About half-way through the service, the children go to their own separate group where they learn about God in a way that is age-appropriate with crafts, stories and games. After the service is concluded, we all join together for a social time over coffee where we have a chance to catch up and strengthen our community bonds. It is an uplifting and inspiring time of fellowship where we can come together as one and connect with one another through shared experiences of worship, prayer and hearing the word of God.
At Bilston Baptist Church, we place a strong emphasis on the study of God’s word and offer Bible study groups to help our members deepen their understanding of scripture. We have two groups meeting at different times in the week, one on Tuesdays at 11:30 am at the church building, and another on Thursday evenings.
Each study is about an hour long and provides an in-depth look at different books of the Bible, studying passages in a way that is both insightful and encouraging. It’s an excellent way to gain a deeper understanding of scripture and to grow in knowledge and wisdom. These groups are open for all, and newcomers are always welcome to join.
Join us on Tuesday or Thursday and discover how these studies can help you in your spiritual journey.
Prayer is a vital part of the life of our church, and it is a theme we want to focus on in 2023. We believe that when we pray, we connect with God and open ourselves to his guidance and grace. To encourage more engagement in prayer, we hold occasional prayer meetings where members of the church can come together to pray for specific needs and issues.
We also provide monthly deeper teaching sessions throughout the year, which will explore various aspects of prayer and how to strengthen one’s prayer life. These sessions will be an opportunity for our members to learn more about prayer and to develop a deeper understanding of its importance and power.
By fostering a culture of prayer, we hope to help our members deepen their relationship with God, and become more aligned with His will for their lives.