Honoring God. Helping People.
This phrase, inspired by James 1:27, summarizes our purpose pretty succinctly. We desire above all to honor our Lord, Jesus Christ, with everything we say and do, as well as help those in need. We believe that this is what Jesus did, and what He is still doing today through churches and individuals.
So to accomplish this purpose, we acknowledge that we as a church are to continually make disciples of Jesus Christ, lovingly engage our society, carefully stand against the sin that corrupts it, and joyfully live out the good news about Jesus Christ whenever we can, both with our lives and with our words.
We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ is far more than a “ticket to heaven” or some sort of “escape hatch” after this life is over. No, we believe the Scriptures teach that salvation is just as much about how we live now, living in God’s good world in a way that brings him glory and intersects heaven and earth already. We believe that what we do matters today and forever, and this informs our purpose as a church.
At Topsham Baptist Church, we’ve adopted a more timeless meeting pattern: instead of meeting for a bit in the morning, leaving, and coming back at night like many churches do (and that’s totally fine), we have chosen to assemble for a larger portion of time on Sundays, with a mealtime in there, too! We do this in the spirit of Acts 2:42, which teaches that the church assembled for at least these four elements: Doctrine, Fellowship, Mealtime, and Prayer. So we meet in the morning and stay into the early afternoon, spending about 3-4 hours of time together on the Lord’s Day.
If you have any questions at all, or want to see our exact meeting times, please head over to the “Connect” tab to learn more!
Topsham Baptist Church is an excited, growing church serving the Topsham/Brunswick area and surrounding towns that would be privileged and thrilled to have you and your family come visit.