"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Witnesham Baptist Church            Where people   ------
meet people ------
meet God
Welcome
Seeking God's guidance for the future of His work here at Witnesham. Follow the link The Future to see the journey so far and the latest bible reading plan.
Please pray for us as we continue to seek God on how we can be part of that journey.

Letter for the month

We’re half way through the time of preparation for Easter, you may or may not have given up anything but have you taken up anything as I encouraged us to do last month for Lent? Started well but it’s tailed off after the first week? I suspect that has been all of us as there is always so much going on that there doesn’t seem time to just sit and be with the Lord. Four us blokes went away for the week-end to Sizewell Hall for a men’s conference during March which gave us time to be rather than do. Yes there were some talks, given by Ian Coffey, but also quite a bit of free time when we could just chat with others about church life and our walk with the Lord. Walking along the beach in very strong winds meant that talking at times was difficult and we were able to just have our own thoughts. For me reflecting not just on the talks but also on the power and majesty of God seeing the crashing waves and feeling the force of the wind. Going one way fighting against the wind and on return being pushed along by it. It reminded my that at times we ‘fight’ against the flow of the Spirit where as we should be being pushed along by it. Why do we fight it? Is it because we fear where it may take us or that we have a destination we want to get to but it is not the Lord’s desire for us?

The theme for our week-end was leadership or influence. We all influence others or can lead them to Christ. To lead well we need to know how to be led; we need to follow Jesus. To love others we need to fully realize we are loved by the Lord. We need to be willing to serve as Jesus serves us. In short if we are following our Lord closely, spending time with Him then by our lifestyle and attitude we will be an influence on others around us. So, as we come to Easter when we remember and reflect on the huge sacrifice of Jesus, the cost to Him, let us know His love for us individually and respond to Him by recommitting our lives fully to Him. Then during the time between Easter and Pentecost let us open up ourselves to allow the Holy Spirit to overwhelm us [Baptise us] and empower us to live for Him, to be an influence in our homes, families, neighbourhoods and all places we visit. Nationally there is a campaign leading up to Pentecost called Thy Kingdom Come encouraging all to pray for individuals to come to know Christ – prayer and lifestyle to be an influence for Christ so that His kingdom will grow.

May we all encourage each other to follow, love and serve the Lord and others during this month and beyond.

In Christ’s service,

Pastor Andrew
 



Andrew is at the Church most Tuesdays and Wednesdays when not out visiting, do drop in if you are passing he will be pleased to see you.



Pastor Andrew Croft

If you have a more pressing pastoral need go to our contacts page for details, if he is unable to answer the phone please leave him a brief message and contact number.
 

We are a small rural Church situated in the community heart of the village of Witnesham, which is 5 miles from Ipswich. We are an open fellowship and all who love the Lord Jesus are invited to receive communion. We are friendly and informal and always give a warm welcome to visitors arriving at our services and activities. Come and give us a try, we would love to see you.

Worship times can be found by clicking on these links to our services and diary pages.

We have committed involvement in our local area including "Open the Book" teams serving local schools.

There is always something happening during the week at WBC including our free Drop-in Cafe.

See the activities and diary pages for futher details.

 

A Post Office Outreach service can be found in the conservatory room on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.