Emmanuel Baptist Church (EBC) is an evangelical charismatic church, with a great modern building and facilities, situated in the lovely sea-side town of Swanage on the stunning Dorset Jurassic coast.
We are a friendly, growing church seeking to share the life and good news of Jesus with our community and beyond. With a membership of about 130 and a morning congregation on Sundays of about 150, we represent a wide age range and mix of people from a wide spectrum of life.
We are an enthusiastic church and our Sunday gatherings have an informal contemporary feel, with a mix of modern music alongside some more traditional songs. We encourage open participation by all, where we seek to hear from God and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us. Bible teaching is always a key ingredient of our meetings together with an openness for God to speak and move amongst us. We also provide children’s (The Loft) and youth programme (Loft+) alongside those for adults and acknowledge that all ages are important and very much a part of what makes us who we are in God. You don’t have to believe to come along and you can come just as you are – there is no formal or expected dress code either!
As an expression of our love and worship for God, we seek to teach, understand and follow the whole message of the Bible, and encourage everyone to connect or reconnect with God at whatever stage in life we are or situations we may be facing. We believe this to be the most vital need for everyone in our world today. Our desire to share this message goes beyond our locality, with a heart for this nation and for others across the world.
Therefore, at the heart of our vision, is our strap line which summarises much of why we exist. ‘Knowing Jesus and making Him known
’ is a phrase that reminds us that our relationship with God is paramount. Knowing Jesus is fulfilling our calling under God; our God given design – to be in relationship with him and to cultivate that relationship as best we possible can. From that place, God will enable, equip, empower and guide us by the Holy Spirit, in all our relationships, helping us to be loving, effective and fruitful in all we are and do as followers of Christ, including ‘making Him known’ to those who, as yet, don’t know Him. Our desire is to see God’s Kingdom – in all its dimensions and fullness – established here ‘on earth as it is in heaven’. (Matt. 6:9)
So welcome to the Baptist Church in Swanage! This website lists all of our activities, but if you would like to know anything else about us, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.
You are most welcome to join us at any time - it would be great to meet you!
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