THIS PAGE SET UP ON THE 12TH JULY 2008
UPDATED: 17 AUGUST 2013
Particularbaptist.com is keen to encourage the many Particular and Reformed Baptist's who feel isolated around Australia to form their own Particular Baptist or Reformed Baptist 'Home Fellowship' group in their community. This page has been set up to help point our isolated brethren to resources that are available on the World Wide Web that will help them to set up their small home fellowship churches and congregations - there is no need to remain or become discouraged
in the community in which you live.
What's On This Page:
Here at particularbaptist.com I have been contacted by numerous people over the last few years concerning locations of Particular and/or Reformed Baptist churches near where they live. Sadly there are not many of these churches in Australia and not all of those that do exist are necessarily good churches - which isn't to say that some or most aren't. Generally these believers find themselves stuck in very ordinary local 'churches' and they struggle to continue and persevere.
Others like myself cannot bear to stay in poor local churches and withdraw, oftentimes becoming spiritual hermits that are greatly discouraged or disillusioned with what they have experienced. What can we do about this?
Over the centuries past such believers have been often criticised for their non-conformist stand and have been further shunned by those who are happy with the established churches. Eventually these spiritual outcasts have formed their own congregations, often meeting in their homes or in times of particularly severe persecution they have met in forests, caves, etc. This day is no different to those days in the past when believers have found themselves forming intimate spiritual
communities, which though often small in number, have been spiritual oasises in the wasteland of their times.
Brethren, is this the situation you find yourselves in? Do you see nothing but a spiritual wasteland and spiritual desert surrounding you in the place in which you live? Then don't give up - I have been close to this on several occasions and I plead with you to not give up or just accept the status quo in some ordinary local church. If Australia is to be reached by the gospel in this day and age it will be either by some God driven revival or by small faithful Christian
that are serious about taking the gospel to this country and in meeting together as a true Christian community.
I have set this page up to try and do all I can to assist believers in actively seeking to establish true Particular and/or Reformed Baptist congregations/churches/fellowships/groups in Australia and around the world. Is this not the New Testament model as seen time and time again throughout the Biblical record? This need not be a particularly difficult exercise for believers to do.
This part of the particularbaptist.com site is dedicated to assisting believers with this most important work, as well as to provide a network or community of fellow believers who are seeking to establish similar works around the country and/or the world. Believers need each other - we need not face this modern problem alone. There need only be a couple of people for a local work to begin.
Please note that a new community site is being set up and this feature will return soon.
Why join this online community?
- for continued encouragement and support.
- to share ideas and resources.
- for information regarding works under way in various locations.
- for assistance in beginning a new work.
If you begin a home church/congregation/fellowship/group please let me know and I will provide free of charge a web page with details of your meeting times, contact details, etc. This will assist people looking for a spiritual home/church to know all about you and to be able to contact you.
Home churches/congregations/fellowships/groups in the network:
I am hoping to make available Bible Studies that have been posted to the particularbaptist.com site, as well as others that have not yet been posted to the site, for greater use through the Particular and Reformed Baptist Home Fellowship Network. These studies can be downloaded and used in a small group setting and will be a valuable aid for small Bible Study groups. There are opportunities with the studies for further research away from the Bible Study group and discussion
when the group comes together.
As the network develops there will be opportunity via the particularbaptist.com Message Boards, the network mail group and the particularbaptist.com Chat Rooms for further and wider discussion and fellowship.
Bible Study groups can be formed without the need for specialised research and training, as the studies can be followed quite easily.
I will be listing here resources available on the World Wide Web whereby small home congregations/churches/fellowships/groups can have access to sermons preached by faithful men in either MP3 format or in video format. With these resources available believers can have access to tremendous sermons around which a worship service can be built. If you do not have a preacher at the commencement of your home congregation/church/fellowship/group, you can still have access to very
good sermonic resources.
I will be listing here reources available on the World Wide Web whereby small home congregations/churches/fellowships/groups can have access to various files (such as Midi or MP3 files) to assist with music for your home congregation/church/fellowship/group. This will allow believers to worship together in singing songs of praise, etc.