Who we are
We are an independent reformed Baptist church which meets in Jyväskylä, Finland. Our worship is simple, sincere, reverent and joyful; our focus is the Triune God of our salvation. We welcome visitors of all ages, backgrounds and experience to our services.
Reformed Baptist Church of Jyväskylä is an independent reformed Baptist church. The points show the key biblical policies we follow, laid down by our forebears, such as C. H. Spurgeon.
Doctrines of grace
We teach the doctrines of grace (in the reformed faith, often summarised as the ’five points of Calvinism’).
Free offer of the Gospel
We believe in the universal tender of salvation, also called the free offer of the Gospel, praying that God will use this for the salvation of precious souls. Evangelism is a foremost duty for us.
We believe that traditional worship is in line with the clear teaching of the Bible. Worship is to be glorious and reverent, lifting up our minds in praise, thanksgiving, repentance, dedication, intercession, and the hearing of God’s Word. It is not intended to entertain, as though the house of God were a theatre or dance-hall, but to bring us to appreciate Almighty God.
We try to honour the concept of the working church, which means that all true believers serve the Lord, if it is possible for them to do so, joining together in activities to bring glory to Him. With this emphasis a church may carry out outreach efforts, and so on. Christians are not just a ‘Sunday audience’, but a company of committed, dedicated workers for the Lord.
We believe that the Lord’s people must keep themselves clear from worldliness and false teaching. This is the doctrine of biblical separation. False teaching denies the inspiration and infallibility of the Bible, as well as other fundamental doctrines of the faith. True churches must defend and preserve the Truth at all costs, never compromising the only way of salvation.
The Prayer Meeting
We believe in the great importance of prayer and maintain that we separate time for prayer in our Wednesday meeting. Without the blessing of God in answer to prayer, all our witness would be in vain. Corporate prayer is paramount.
This list of policies does not, of course, cover all the duties of a church, but gives readers a picture of the tradition in which our church stands.
Our full confession can be read here.
We invite you to come and join our congregation and pray that you will know the Lord’s blessing as you worship and study His word with us.
Worship service (in Finnish) at Matarankatu 6, Jyväskylä
11.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday Prayer and Catechism meeting
5.30pm – 7.30pm
If you would like to be part of an English speaking Bible Study, please inform us, and we will set it up!