Our Mission Statement: Responding to God's great gift in Jesus Christ and blessed by a rich heritage, Berryville Baptist Church seeks to make disciples, caring for its members, the community and the world through worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship and ministry
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We welcome you to our congregation's web site. Our church is proud to be a part of this community and to have the opportunity to share Jesus Christ with all who live here. We hope you will consider making Berryville Baptist Church your church home. Come and join with us.
Berryville Baptist Church is a caring family of Christian believers in the Virginia Baptist tradition, located in Berryville, Virginia. This church exists to regularly worship God, to enlist and develop believers to become followers of Christ, to learn and apply Christ's teachings, to care for people in need, and to support local and global missions through our church and in cooperation with other churches.
Berryville Baptist Church was founded in 1772 with 29 members. The church's first structure was erected on a site north of Berryville, which is today commemorated by an historical marker located on Route 340. James Ireland, who was jailed in Culpeper for preaching without a license from the local Anglican authorities, was an early pastor of the church and is buried at the original site of the church building. The current sanctuary was built following the Civil War, with additions made in the 1940's and 1950's. (Read more of our history)
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Worship is the centerpiece of our ministry. Each Sunday, we gather to hear God's word, as well as to worship God with prayer and praise, and with our commitment and gifts. Central to our worship is the Biblically-centered preaching of God's word, and the two ordinances of believer's baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.
Christianeducation provides a follower of Jesus Christ knowledge of the Bible and of the skills needed for Christian living in order to be an effective disciple. In addition to Sunday School, our church provides a number of special learning opportunities during the year.
Christian fellowship helps each Christian grow through contact with other Christians. We enjoy the togetherness and work of providing dinners, parties, receptions, and other events that bring us closer throughout the year.
Outreach is the goal of all that we do. Our Lord calls us to carry the gospel into our community and into the farthest reaches of our world. Through missions and missions education, visitation, community service, feeding the hungry, mission trips, and offerings, we seek to fulfill that high calling.
You may join our church:
Upon a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and after believer's baptism by immersion
Upon the promise of a letter of recommendation from another church, provided you have undergone believer's baptism by immersion
Upon a statement of conversion and your experience of believer's baptism when no church letter is available