Who we are
Northside Baptist Church
We are a New Testament Baptist Church that is still independent, still separated, still fundamental, still goes out soulwinning, still has standards like great grandma, still has convictions like great grandpa, still sings the old hymns, still altar calls, still baptizing, still preaches, and still believes in the King James Bible and seeks to obey it.
Our concern is to get the “Good News” of our Lord Jesus Christ to the whole world and to build strong individuals and families for the Lord. There are more souls to be won!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Before, during, and after the service
From being helped by our friendly ushers, to grabbing a cup of coffee, singing, praying, and listening to the Word of God, you are sure to be encouraged and helped by our services and relevant Bible messages for all ages.
Before the Service
One of our friendly ushers will greet you and help you find a seat. Once you get settled in, feel free to grab a coffee and a treat! If you come during Sunday School, you will be directed to the appropriate class based on your age group:
Our nursery is also available for all services.
During the Service
• Enjoy the Singing
We invite you to sing along with us in our traditional hymn song service. You will also enjoy uplifting musical pieces from our choir or other musical groups.
• Join Us in Prayer
We are a church that believes in prayer. We pray for the needs and requests of our church family and friends and praise God for His goodness and faithfulness.
• Listening to the Preaching
We believe that the best help you can get in any struggle of life is from the Bible.
• Consider the Message
Please take the time to consider what you have heard. If you have any questions about what you have heard, please let us know and men from our pastoral staff will be by the altar to pray with you and help you.
After the Service
Please stick around a bit so that we can give you a free gift as a token of our appreciation for visiting our church. We hope you enjoyed your visit with us and that you will come again soon!
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What We Believe
We believe the Bible is...
the Word of God. We believe in the King James Version of the Bible. We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as payment for our sins, and rose from the dead on the third day. We believe that the only way a person can go to Heaven when he dies is to first place his faith in the payment that Jesus Christ provided with His shed blood on the cross. Northside Baptist Church of Calgary is just that, a Baptist church. Once a person is saved by putting his faith in Jesus, we are commanded to be baptized by immersion to show to others what took place when we trusted Christ; we do this in obedience, not to save us but to show that we have been saved. We believe in participating in the Lord’s Supper on a regular basis to remember the payment Jesus made for us and to express our love to Him for that payment. The Lord’s Supper is not kept to take us to Heaven but to thank Jesus for His sacrifice.
We believe that the Bible...
is what it claims to be: the Word of God. We take instruction from the Bible literally; we believe what it is actually saying, not that it is an allegory or a fable. We take instruction from the Bible in the areas of life and faith and go to it for the answers to life. In a day when opinion polls and media agendas steer our social conscience, we believe that we should first seek God’s opinion on any subject before forming our own.
We believe that it is our responsibility...
to spread the Gospel to our area, nation, and world. Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Matthew 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
We believe that a church should be filled with...
participants, not spectators. We believe a church should be described as a spiritual hospital where people come for spiritual healing, not a spiritual museum where the relics of “Pharisee-ism” are displayed. We have a first-class way of doing things. We are careful stewards of God’s money. We give an accurate accounting once a month of every check that is written: to whom, the amount, and the purpose of the check. We strive to be honest and respectable.
We believe that the family...
should be strong and healthy. The first institution God made on earth was the family. Programs in the church are geared to help build strong families. Northside Baptist Church provides fellowship, friendship, and support services through our social activities. We strive to be protective of our children. Background checks of everyone working with a child are required.
We believe that the only requirements for church membership...
are salvation and baptism by immersion. People who are saved and baptized at Northside Baptist Church are voted in as members unless they request not to be. A person may join from another Baptist church by transfer. Persons wishing to join from a church other than a Baptist church must give testimony of their salvation and their immersion baptism and thereby join by Christian experience.
We believe that Christians...
should talk, behave, live, and dress like a citizen of Heaven. The basis for these standards is found in the Bible. We make no apology for our conservative beliefs in many areas, including music, social issues, dress, and behavior.