West Craven Baptist Church

Our vision: - To reveal God's heart at the heart of the community.

We are a Baptist Church working with others  from our centres in Barnoldswick, Earby and Salterforth. 

Barnoldswick BB18 5NZ

Earby BB18 6QS

Salterforth BB185TU

Welcome to the website for the West Craven Baptist Church.  For us church is not just about Sunday, but flows out into the whole of life.  We aim to live out our faith in our homes, schools, work places - wherever we are.  Through the week we also offer a kaleidoscope of activities to bring people together and build community, such as coffee mornings, parent and toddler groups, home groups, Tuesday Club for children, social events and so on. See our 'Whats On' page

 Thought for the Month

 

It is a beautiful autumn morning. The sun is shining and the sky is blue. The summer is passing and the winter is approaching. Another year will soon be over.

The passing seasons remind us that time is always moving and our little lives pass by so quickly. It is only too easy to look backwards and to wish that we could regain our youth. But there is no way back. It is to the future that we are travelling. We cannot stop the world and get off.

One of the recurring themes of the Bible is hope for the future. At the beginning of time, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command and were sent from his immediate presence, God gave a wonderful promise, which pointed forward to the coming of Jesus. A man born of the woman’s line would reverse the defeat and disaster of Eden and win a great victory for his people. When the Jewish people were facing 70 years of painful exile in Babylon, God gave them a promise to hold on to. “I will come to you and fulfil my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

The last night before he went to the Cross Jesus spoke to his disciples about his resurrection and told them, “you will see me again.” He also told them that he was going to prepare a place for them in his Father’s house and promised, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

God is the source of all hope and in Him we put our trust.

 

Richard

 Our links with others: -