This may not answer the ‘meaning of life’ question, but here’s what people want to know about BAC… :)
What can I expect on Sunday morning?
Here at BAC, we’ll make sure the first face you see when you approach the church has a smile on it. Whether you need childcare or are looking for a place to hang your coat, a greeter will be nearby to help you get where you need to go.
Once inside, join us in the main auditorium. You’ll hear upbeat music, some people may share some interesting stories of what God has been doing in their lives and then you’ll be able to listen to some challenging truths from the Bible spoken by our pastor or various guest speakers.
What is a Christian?
A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. A mature Christian is one who adopts the habits of a disciple, and who acknowledges Christ’s authority over all areas of life. At BAC, our goal is to grow Christians into mature, fully functioning members of Christ’s church. Galatians 5:22 says, “But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”
What do I do if I want to join Bayridge Alliance?
About twice a year, we hold membership classes. Classes offer an opportunity to ask questions about Bayridge, find out about our history and what would be expected of you as a member. You’ll hear about upcoming classes through the bulletin or you can call or email the church office and ask about them.
What is baptism?
Christian baptism is an event in which a believer makes a public confession that he/she has turned away from sin and is committed, in faith, to Jesus as Saviour and Lord (see Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 41; 9:18; 10:47-48; 18:8; Romans 10:9). In general, baptism should follow directly on the heels of faith. It is seen by many Christians as the beginning of true discipleship and is often referred to as “a first step of obedience.” Baptism does not confer salvation because salvation is by faith alone. It is not necessary for salvation; otherwise, the thief on the cross could not have been with Jesus after his death. At BAC, we practice “believer’s baptism.” We do not baptize those who are not old enough to understand the event and its significance in their lives. The pattern and the language of the New Testament indicate that baptism was done by full immersion, so that is what we practice.
What is communion?
Through communion, or the Lord’s Supper, the church acknowledges that it cost the body and the blood of Jesus Christ to save us from sin and death. Communion binds Christians together. In sharing the bread (representing His body) and the wine (representing His blood), they demonstrate their unity in Christ. Baptism and communion are the only rituals commanded by Christ.
What is a church elder?
At BAC, a church elder is a mature Christian who is responsible for the spiritual care of other church members.
What is a Statement of Faith?
A Statement of Faith lists what we believe to be true as Christians. View The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada’s Statement of Faith. »
If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone, please email the church office and we’ll get back in contact with you as soon as possible.