Our Mission

Our mission can be summed up as 'joining with God in his mission in the world.' Jesus came into the world, and in so doing his kingdom came near to people. His kingdom continues to come near, but this time through his people.

You

Everyone is welcome at Gawler Baptist. We hope you'll feel welcome and at home. We're currently worshipping in our temporary location while we search out something more permanent. If you'd like any further information or would like to speak with the pastor, please feel free to make contact via the contact details on this website.

Us

We are a multi-generational church who seek to live out the fullness of the life of the kingdom of Jesus with each other and those around us. As a community we care for our members and others. We take seriously God's call to join with him in his mission in the world, and are easy going, informal, and down to earth.

Child Safe

Gawler Baptist takes very seriously our responsibility in caring for our children.  We adhere to the Child Protection and Professional Standards policies as required by Baptist Churches SA, and all our children workers are trained in child protection.

Our Beliefs

We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord. And we confess our faith in him as our Lord. We affirm the need for personal, experiential faith in Jesus Christ and formative discipleship into his likeness.

We believe that Jesus of Nazareth reveals God to us through his birth, life, ministry, death, bodily resurrection, ascension and the promise of his return. Because of this revelation we confess faith in one God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In affirming this we acknowledge ourselves to be a part of the whole, world-wide, Christian Church.

Our final authority in faith and practice is Jesus Christ, as revealed in Scripture and present among his people through the Holy Spirit. We recognise the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, interpreted under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and in the community of God’s people, as the primary authority for knowing God’s revelation in Christ.
We understand the church to be the People of God, the Body of Christ, and the Temple of the Holy Spirit. We believe that God calls a local fellowship of believers into a shared life as a means of grounding his presence among his people within particular communities in the service of his mission to the world. These called, local communities of faith nourish themselves by worshipping, meeting around God’s Word (the Scriptures) and sharing together in the Lord’s Supper.

We practise baptism for believers only, in the Triune name of God, into the Body of Christ. Where possible this is by immersion in water as a symbol of identifying in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

We share in the meal of the Lord’s Supper, signs to us of Jesus body broken and blood spilt on our behalf.

We believe that every believer in Jesus Christ is called to witness, with love and compassion, to the Lordship of Jesus. We believe that the church is to join with God in his mission in the world.
We affirm the ‘priesthood of all believers’ in which the only mediator between God and humanity is Jesus Christ. We affirm the gift of the Holy Spirit to all God’s people, male and female, young and old, significant and seemingly insignificant, and so we recognise that all members of the church have a role to play using their God-given gifts, skills and talents for the good of the church and the community in the service of God’s mission.

Loving God. Loving People.