Church Life

Millom Baptist Church is a group of ordinary people called to be a community of grace.  As a church we seek to follow the teaching of Jesus, when he said “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Believers Baptism

We see that baptism is linked to personal faith and trust in Jesus Christ as our saviour and Lord – the baptism is by full immersion.   This means we are raised in the power of God and now live in the power of God.

Infant Dedication and Thanksgiving

We do not baptise or christen babies, but we offer services of Infant Dedication and Thanksgiving.

Church Leadership

The Leadership of the church and of the various organisations are appointed by the church meeting.  The leaders of the church are:

  • Minister:
  • Secretary:  Jean Liney
  • Treasurer:  Mary Ellwood and Amanda Atkinson
  • Deacons:  Rachel Street, Melvyn Moyle, Sue Troll and Jean Liney

Prayer, Care and Bible Study

Prayer is encouraged in all church services and other meetings, and at other times by individuals and small groups.

Bible teaching is also provided in church services and house groups.  A summary of the sermon is usually included in the weekly church notice sheet.

Care and support for one another is also encouraged.  The house groups are a key part of this pursuit.

Joint Activities

The church is involved in ‘Churches Together in Millom’, a forum for co-operation between churches of various denominations. The church is involved in the ‘Call to Prayer’, which takes places every few months in various churches across the district, where the Christians gather to pray together.  Our minister is one of the coordinators of these meetings. We are involved with the other Baptist Churches in Cumbria.  Several events are held each year, in the local Baptist Churches.

Child Protection Policy

The church has developed a child protection policy, drawing on the advice of the Baptist Union ‘Safe to Grow’ and other resources.