The members of Drummoyne Baptist were once in rebellion against God, but instead of receiving eternal punishment we have inherited eternal life in heaven. This is possible through our belief in Jesus Christ’s crucifixion as the payment for our sin.
Nevertheless, we are still sinners and so we unite together to encourage each other in our fight against evil and to wait patiently for the return of Jesus. We also seek to make the good news of Jesus known to people who are not Christians and are always happy to answer any questions you may have about him.
We are a Reformed Baptist church, which means we hold to many of the beliefs that are summarised in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. A shorter more modern summary of our basic beliefs are summarised in our statement of faith. Our constitution outlines how we seek to govern ourselves.
Drummoyne Baptist was begun on Sunday 3rd March 1910 with twenty members under the leadership of Pastor J. H. McDonald.
Later that month they declared:
‘That this church shall consist exclusively of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, holding the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the revealed and inspired word of God to mankind and as their special tenets the doctrine of the sinfulness of man, the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ and his sacrificial atonement for the Son of Man, the need of the Holy Spirit for the conversion of sinners, the resurrection of the dead and rewards and punishments in a future state and holding and practising only the one baptism taught in the New Testament; namely the immersion of believers in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’
Over a hundred years has passed and, by the grace of God, the same beliefs are held by Drummoyne Baptist members today.
In the second half of the 20th Century, the church embraced a solidly Reformed understanding of the Scriptures and has joyously held onto the doctrines of grace ever since.
Our church exists by the grace of God, for the glory of God, which is the ultimate purpose in all our activities.
We seek to glorify God by loving Him and obeying His commands through:
a) Worshipping Him;
b) Equipping the saints through Bible instruction and study;
c) Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through preaching and personal evangelism, and any other means consistent with the teachings of Holy Scripture;
d) Encouraging, supporting, and participating in missions work, domestic and international;
e) Administering the ordinances of baptism and communion;
f) Encouraging Biblical fellowship among believers;
g) Serving other individuals, families, and churches by providing for physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, in the name of Jesus Christ.