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What Is Christianity?

The message at the heart of Christianity is pretty simple. On this three-minute video, find out what it's all about. Turn on your speakers!

There are details of how to ask any questions you have at the bottom of the page.
 

 

Who is Jesus?

CEM-Who-is-JesusHe’s the Christ. The King who God himself had promised to send, who would put everything right by setting up a kingdom of justice and love. He’s also the Son of God. God himself, entering the world as a human being. Jesus proved who he was by what he did. He healed people. He calmed storms. He raised the dead.
 

By doing these things, the King was giving a glimpse of life in his kingdom. A perfect place, with no suffering, fear or death. It’s the world we all want.

 

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Why did Jesus come? To be rejected

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But many people rejected Jesus. They thought they’d be happier making their own rules and living outside his kingdom. This rejection of the King is something we all do. Jesus called it sin.

It damages our lives and will eventually leave us separated from the joy of being in the kingdom.

God won’t let those who reject the King live with him. So we face what Jesus called hell. An existence without anything good, forever.


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Why did Jesus come? To be killed

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People rejected the King so violently that they killed him by nailing him to a cross. But his death wasn't a mistake by God – it was a masterstroke.

On the cross, Jesus was cut off from God’s friendship and goodness. He chose to experience hell – so that we don’t have to. The sinless King died to take the punishment sin deserves.

Jesus was opening the way into his kingdom.



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Why did Jesus come? To rise again

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Three days after his execution, his tomb was found to be empty. Over the next few weeks many ate with Jesus. Dozens spoke with him. Hundreds saw him. Jesus the King could not be contained by death.

He had risen!


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What does it mean for us?

 

CEM-What-does-it-mean-for-usSo, today, right now, Jesus is inviting people to come into his kingdom. He tells us to repent and believe the good news.

Repent means to turn around, to live with Jesus in charge instead of ourselves. Believe means to trust that Jesus has done everything we need to give us a place in his kingdom.

Living with Jesus as King isn't easy. His followers will be rejected, just as he was. But they also live a life of deep security, satisfaction, and joy, knowing God and his forgiveness, being helped by his Spirit, and looking forward to the King’s return, when he will finally establish his loving kingdom forever.

Jesus offers all this to anyone and everyone who repents and believes.

How about you?

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

New to Church?

Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about our Church.

Key information about the church...

   

Where & when does the church meet?

Our Sunday Gatherings are informal and you can be assured of a warm welcome!
On the 2nd Sunday of the month we begin our service with whole church communion

On the 3rd Sunday of the month is our brand new Cafe Church, which is interactive: A short talk, drama and activities to prompt discussion and of course lots of coffee and cake!03-slide

 
We meet at: Clayton Baptist Church, School Street, Clayton, Bradford BD14 6AL


You can see a map on our contact us page

   

What should I expect when I visit the church?

Apart from the warm welcome, finding a seat is easy in our simple layout and there are plenty people to have a conversation with. We don't really have a set format, but the service will normally include singing, prayer, and a message based on the Bible with some time after the message to reflect by yourself or with those seated nearby as we learn and journey with each other.
 
'Explore' which is our kids ministry starts around 15 mins after the service starts and the kids will be led to their groups.
 

Refreshments are served after some services, and all the way through others. There is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.

   

What happens to the kids at church?


Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. The service leader will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend.

For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under church life.

   

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

   

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.
 

 

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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us.


If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.