Welcome to BBC!
About Our Church
Baltimore Bible Church exists for the glory of God and is committed to the Sufficiency of God’s Word in every ministry and the Exposition of God’s Word in every service.
Our mission to “Find and Feed God’s Sheep” is demonstrated through the Exaltation of God’s Person, the Equipping of His People, and the Evangelization of those who are Perishing.
If you want to study God’s Word seriously, and enjoy the fellowship of a healthy Christian community, we invite you to join us, as we “Loose the Scriptures and let them Speak.”
When do you meet?
We meet at 10:00am each Sunday at 529 Walker Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212 (Faith Theological Seminary). For directions, click here. We also meet at 9:00am before service for “1st hour classes.” For more information check out our current classes.
What should I expect when I attend?
Baltimore Bible Church is committed to the Sufficiency of God’s Word in every ministry and the Exposition of God’s Word in every service. Our services are structured around the Scriptures in the way we Pray, Sing, Read, Preach and put the Word on display in our Services. If you want to study God’s Word seriously, and enjoy the fellowship of a healthy christian community, you’ve come to the right place.
Christ is the head of the church (Col. 1:18) and all ministry is to be done for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). The Scriptures are sufficient, not only for our doctrine but for practice as well. Paul reminded Timothy, “I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth” (1 Tim 3:15).
Because of these convictions, our services are intentionally directed by the Scriptures in the way we Pray, Sing, Read, Preach, and put the Word of God into Practice.
Pray the Word – We invite you to join us prior to the service for a time of corporate prayer. The book of Acts clearly describes the disciples being corporately devoted to prayers (Acts 1:14; 2:42, 4:31; 12:12). Prayer is not limited to private devotion but is also the corporate privilege of the church. We are currently praying through the themes contained in the Psalms together.
Sing the Word – The Psalms instruct us to “Sing to the LORD” and “bless His name” (Psa. 96:2). A variety of songs can give expression to a heart that is filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18-20). However, the focus of worship is to be on the exaltation of the Lord not on the entertainment of the believer. The content of the lyrics we sing are biblically based (Col. 3:16-17) and intended to direct the worshipper’s attention to our great God.
Read the Word – It has been the practice of the church from its earliest days, to read the Scriptures (Col. 4:16; 1 Thess. 5:27; 1 Tim 4:13). The people of God have always understood that when God’s Word is read that God himself is speaking (Heb. 3:7, 1 Thess. 2:13). At Baltimore Bible Church, we dedicate a portion of our service to read a section of Scripture. As a demonstration of respect for the Scriptures it is our practice to stand for the reading of the Word (Neh. 8:5).
Preach the Word – It’s been said that “expositional preaching is far and away the most important mark of a healthy church.” What we mean by “expositional preaching” is preaching in such a way that the point of the passage under consideration is the point of the message being preached. It is the Word of God that sanctifies (John 17:17), equips (2 Tim 3:16-17), and brings blessing to the believer (Psa. 1:1-2). The preaching of the Word of God is the centerpiece of our service. If you don’t have a Bible, please let us know and we will provide you with one. We would love for you to follow along as we open the Bible to hear God speak.
See the Word – On the first Sunday of every month we observe the Lord’s Table, or Communion, during our service. The bread and the cup of the communion service reminds us to: Look Back and remember the death of our Savior (Luke 22:19); Look Up in Thankfulness to God (1 Cor. 11:24); Look Within and examine ourselves for any known sin that we should repent of (1 Cor. 11:27-32); Look Around to consider our fellow brothers and sisters in the faith (1 Cor. 11:17-22, 33-34); and Look Ahead as we anticipate the soon-coming of the Lord (1 Cor. 11:26). We encourage all of our members to prepare themselves for this time of reflection and remembrance.
What about children?
We believe that children are a blessing from the Lord and want to provide an environment where they will learn about God through His scriptures. For more information about our children’s ministry, click here.
How do I get connected?
There are a number of ways to get connected to the church beyond Sunday Services. Our Men’s and Women’s ministries meet monthly for a time of fellowship and instruction. There are also a number of small groups where our members meet to encourage each other to apply God’s Word in their personal lives. Click here to learn more about our different ministries.
How do I get more information?
The following links will help you get more information about Baltimore Bible Church. We look forward to your visit!