BAPTISM - by immersion

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What is BAPTISM all about?

 Baptism by immersion in water is a sign of a person's commitment to Jesus Christ - that they have trusted him for forgiveness of sin and for salvation.

The best explanation is given to us in Romans 6: 1-4. In order to get the context, let's begin in verse 1.

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

We find that baptism is full of significance! Paul teaches us that the Christian is supposed to go through a similar experience to what Jesus went through in His death, burial, and resurrection. The difference is that Jesus died physically and actually came back to life; we're to die to our sin, self, and old ways, and then rise again to live a holy life through the power of Jesus. As Paul said in verses 6-8 of the same chapter -                                                                                      6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin, 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

In other words, baptism is an outward symbol of an inner change and transformation that takes place beforehand. It's very important to emphasise the fact that this can only be accomplished through the power and strength of Jesus! It's not that we have to completley overcome sin before we can be baptised, but we need to repent of our past sins (Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Acts 3:28) and has our mind made up that we want to overcome sin, as we will allow God to give us the victory.

In the same way that Jesus went down in to the grave, we go down into the water of baptism, which represents our death to sin and the burial of our old life. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old hings are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (1 Corinthians 5:17) Sin needs to "die" and "pass away" in our life and Jesus will take its place. This doesn't mean that we'll never sin again, because sin still troubles us, but it does mean, like Paul said, "that we should no longer be slaves of sin".  



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There have been baptisms taking place here at WGCC during April 2015 and further details of the event will be updated shortly but in the mean time we have held a Baptism Service for James Campbell on SATURDAY June 21st 2014 here at WGCC at 4.00pm.

We had a great time with many present to bear witness to James confession of Jesus Christ as his Lord. We also enjoyed a a fine spread after the event for which we say a great 'thanks' going out to all who worked to make this occasion such a memorable one.

Shown below are a few clips from the event starting with the question: Why be Baptised and following through with James testimony & the Baptism itself:

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Why Be Baptised?


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My Testimony

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The Baptism



Breaking Of Bread

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'They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.' Acts 2:42

These words in Acts describe the core activities of the first Christian churches. At WGCC we 'break bread' at our Worship and Communion service on Sunday mornings, remembering the Lord by taking bread and wine as he commanded.  

It is also a time for worship, to pray, to sing and give praise to our God. 

We meet every Sunday morning for open worship and communion for believers - to remember Jesus as he asked us to and so anyone who loves and serves the Lord Jesus is welcome to share with us.

Come and join us at the Woodside Green Christian Centre for fellowship each Sunday morning.


If you have any questions or want to know more regarding our services, please contact us at: 

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Women's Worth Ministry Activity

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Join us for a time together at Woodside Green Christian Centre

Come and enjoy a time of fellowship over a cup of coffee and some delicious snacks.

A thought for the day from God's Word, will set you up for the rest of the day.

Saturday 8th March 2014

10.30am - 12.30pm

(Children are welcome)

Co-coordinators for this event are:

Sharon, Malisia, Fiona & Margaret

If you want to know more about this event then please contact us via our email address below:

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