It is warm, its welcoming. I’m not on my own. There are people walking with me, and beside me.
Vision & Values
Greenleaf Road Baptist Church is a family. Our hope is that people find a place to belong with us. God accepts and welcomes us as we are. We can’t come any other way. Thank God for that! That said, we all know, that world needs change. And, deep down, we know that we need to change too. We believe; God is Love. God is revealed in Jesus. Jesus reveals what love looks like. Jesus reveals what love does. This love motivates, inspires and empowers change in us, to be transformed.
The first Christians developed simple summaries of their faith. These became known as ‘creeds’, from the Latin word ‘credo’, ‘I believe and trust’. One version, the Apostles’ Creed, was thought to include the essential teaching of the 12 apostles, Jesus’ earliest followers.
Those preparing to join the Church family, through baptism, learned this Creed. The Apostles’ Creed is simple way of sharing what the Church teaches. It brings Christian communities together, across different traditions and practices.
When we say the Creed, we join Christians past and present.
When we say the Creed, we join Christians from all over the world.
Through it we proclaim our common faith.
Our Common Faith
The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Covenant & Community
Greenleaf Road Baptist Church expresses its commitment to God, and one another, through the concept of covenant. This covenant, as a set of promises, hold us to an ideal that we pursue together.
Rules, without the power of a changing nature, are just words. They efficiently point out right and wrong, but they don’t produce goodness in us. That requires character formation. We believe this hapens in community and through relationship. In fact, without that kind of internal and relational power, rules only function to point out how we fall short.
In relationship with God and in community with one another. We find that our character is changed and transformed.
Our covenant is not a set of rules but rather an expression of who we hope to become.
Covenant Membership Class
The Mission of God is about radical welcome. It’s about creating loving family. Here. On Earth. Now.
We want to open the door. For everyone and anyone!
We are part of Walthamstow. I want people to see us as relevant to the community…In practical and spiritual ways.