What We Believe


Welcome to Immanuel Baptist Church

We have accepted Jesus Christ as our personal saviour.

First and foremost, members of Immanuel Baptist Church Southsea, have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal saviour. We believe that Christ died for our sins, that he defeated death and rose again, and that through his love and mercy our sins have been forgiven. As following Christ and accepting his salvation are conscious acts, we do not baptise infants. Instead, we practise ‘believers’ baptism,’ most often by full immersion. Baptism is a public declaration of one’s faith, and is symbolic of Christ’s death and resurrection.

Baptist churches do not answer to a governing body, but are instead independently run by the prayerful and democratic decisions of their members and elected leadership. By taking an active part in church meetings, we share in the responsibility for church life and show our commitment to one another.

As disciples of Christ, we have a responsibility to share the gospel with others. We do this in a variety of ways including through active ministry and witnessing about the impact Christ’s love has made to our lives. As a church family, we are committed to loving, supporting and encouraging one another.

The Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith

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