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Ballee Baptist Church

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Coronavirus Statement

BALLEE BAPTIST CHURCH – SUSPENSION OF CHURCH SERVICES


After much prayer and consideration, and taking into account the information available to us, the Elders with heavy hearts have taken the decision to suspend all scheduled services with immediate effect.

Christians are commanded in Scripture to obey the civil authorities the Lord has placed over us. Current guidelines are that we are to avoid any unnecessary social contact and it was stated specifically in Parliament that includes religious gatherings.


While this emergency lasts Sunday services will be broadcast via livestreaming on Sermonaudio and Facebook at 11:30am and 6:30pm. These services can be accessed via Facebook, Sermonaudio or via the church website www.balleebaptist.org and clicking on the Sermonaudio link. They can also be accessed afterwards again on the church website www.balleebaptist.org. There will also be a Bible Study (audio only) uploaded to SermonAudio on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm, again available also through the church website. 

If you do not have access to the internet for live broadcasts then please advise one of the Elders, or contact the Church Secretary, and we will arrange for CDs to be delivered to you.

The church will seek to provide support for our vulnerable members so If anyone has to isolate or is unable to get out to collect prescriptions and requires assistance please contact the Church Secretary email: secretary@balleebaptist.org and we will endeavour to help.

As a family now is the time to rally round in support of one another. We cannot visit but we can use the telephone to keep in touch and to encourage one another.

Please pray one for another and also for those in the frontline in the NHS and emergency services remembering that we have a number of our church family who work in the medical, fire and police services.

Pray also for our nation and our community that God would be gracious to us and not only bring this epidemic to an end but also use this emergency to draw people to Himself.

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Further updates may appear on our church Facebook page.

 

Thought for the Day

Video Archive

Each morning our elders are posting a Thought for the Day ... this is posted on our Facebook page and also right here on our website. 

 
 

Watch Live

Sundays 11:30am and 6:30pm

If the SermonAudio player does not appear below, you can click here to go to our SermonAudio page.

 

What We Do

If you are searching for a Church home, we'd like you to know that there's a special place here just for you. Take a look through the various areas of ministry below to see what happens at Ballee Baptist Church.

 

Sunday Morning Worship

Sundays at 11:30 am

Each Sunday morning we have Morning Worship.  This service has a traditional feel and includes a mix of hymn singing, prayers, children's address and teaching from God's Word.  Pastor Kennedy is normally the speaker, but from time to time it's a visiting speaker.

Normally Pastor Kennedy undertakes a series on Sunday mornings.  Our current series is entitled Hope In A Hopeless World.


This service is followed by our Breaking of Bread service where we meet at the Lord's Table to remember his death upon the cross for our sins.

Hello from Little Sunbeams

So today should have been our Annual Teddy Bears Picnic to wind up another season of Little Sunbeams ..... sadly we can’t meet however we have a little surprise for you!

 
 

Sermons

Catch up on Recent Sermons here

Whether you've missed a sermon or just want to listen to our catalogue of past sermons, we have a large collection of recent sermons online.

If you or someone you know would like to receive our sermons on CD then please contact us on info@balleebaptist.org

 

Schedule

June 2020

Sundays 11:30 AM & 6:30 PM

Sunday Services

Due to current restrictions we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a church. During this time, Pastor Kennedy will still be preaching at the church and we will broadcast this live on SermonAudio as well as Facebook Live.

Morning Worship will be broadcast live each Sunday morning at 11:30am.

Gospel Meetings will be broadcast live each Sunday evening at 6:30pm.


Tuesdays 8:00 PM

Bible Studies

Due to current restrictions we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a church. During this time, we will be uploading to SermonAudio a Bible Study for you each Tuesday evening at 8:00pm.


This study is on The Life of Samuel entitled Samuel, The King Maker

Thursdays 20:00 PM

Prayer Meetings

Due to current restrictions we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a church.


We are holding our fellowship prayer meetings (using the Zoom platform) on Thursdays at 8:05pm (after you have applauded the NHS staff). If you would like to join this, you should contact Trevor Gillan. Members who are signed up for member texts will receive the meeting details by text and will not need to contact Trevor.

During this time, please pray one for another and also for those in the frontline in the NHS and emergency services remembering that we have a number of our church family who work in the medical, fire and police services.

Pray also for our nation and our community that God would be gracious to us and not only bring this epidemic to an end but also use this emergency to draw people to Himself.  

Sundays at 10:15 AM

Sunday School & Bible Classes

Due to current restrictions we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a Sunday School. During this time you should keep an eye on our Sunday School Facebook Page for updates, posts and videos. 


A video lesson will be posted on the Sunday School Facebook Page each Sunday afternoon for all our Sunday School kids to view.

We will be holding a zoom Bible Class for those in Year 8 upwards. Details of this will be distributed to all young people in these classes. 

 

Give

How To Continue Giving During Lockdown

We know that many of you would like to be able to still give your regular offerings even while we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a church.


Use Online Banking?

For those who use online banking, you can of course make a one off payment or set up a standing order for more regular giving. If you would like to do this, please use the bank details shown below. 

Sort Code:  95-06-79

Account No:  00128708

Reference: Offering/Gift Aid No / Your Name

Don't Use Online Banking?

If you would like to set up a standing order but do not use online banking, then we have created a form that you can download, complete and send to your bank. They can then set up the standing order for you. You can download the Standing Order Form here.

Prefer to Send a Cheque

You can of course send a cheque made payable to Ballee Baptist Church to the treasurer at his postal address as published in our members book.

Register for Gift Aid

If you are a tax payer and would like us to be able to claim gift aid on your donations, then you can download our Gift Aid Declaration Form here. Simply complete and return this form to the treasurer. You can scan and email to treasurer@balleebaptist.org or send to the treasurer at his postal address as published in our members book.

If you have any other questions, please contact the treasurer by phone or by email at treasurer@balleebaptist.org.

 

Facebook

Here's the most recent posts on our church Facebook page.


We do have other pages for the various departments, links to which are below.

 

Our Mission

A Place for Worship

The primary reason we meet together is to focus our attention on God, giving Him our worship and receiving His blessing and inspiration. Each of these occasions is a special time of spiritual refreshment. We hope this is what you desire also.


A Place for Learning

To us, studying the Bible is vital because it not only instructs us intellectually, but also guides us spiritually. We believe it and accept it as God's Word to us, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today. Learning its truths is a thrilling adventure.


A Place for Enrichment

For every person at every age level we offer a wealth of opportunities - special programs and ministries for children, youth and adults which fill the church calendar. You can be sure that in this centre of activities there's more that one place where you can be personally enriched.

A Place for Friendship

Nothing quite compares to the joy of Christian friendship. That's why we make it a priority to build lasting bonds between the members of our church family - bonds of concern and genuine commitment to one another. Best of all, this circle of care is ever widening. We'd love for it to include you, too.


A Place for Service

Just as Jesus Christ came "not to be ministered unto, but to minister..." we accept our responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship. We look forward to serving you, and we hope to see you soon.

 

What We Believe

The complete acceptance of the following Doctrines of Faith is expected from all who become members.

  • The verbal inspiration, and the all and sole-sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given. 

  • The Trinity in unity of the God-Head. 

  • The Essential Deity and Perfect Humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • The Personality of the Holy Spirit. 

  • The Personal Election to Salvation. 

  • The depraved and fallen state of man through sin. 

  • The Substitutionary Sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • The Justification of the sinner through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • The personality of the Devil. 

  • The immortality of the soul. 

  • The personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • The resurrection of the body. 

  • The eternal security of the believer. 

  • The conscious eternal punishment of those who die impenitent. 

  • The priesthood of all believers. 

  • The binding character of the ordinances of the Lord's Supper. 

  • The baptism of believers and the responsibility of all saved souls to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age.

 

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 122:1

 

Contact Us

166 Toome Road
Ballymena
Co Antrim
BT42 2HX

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Oversight

Pastor, Elders & Deacons

Elders

Those currently serving as elders are:

Auldwyn Calderwood

Wesley Coulter

Trevor Gillan

Raymond Herbison

David Mitchell

James Robinson



Deacons

Those currently serving in the capacity of deacon are:

Kennedy Clinton

Stephen Irons

Graham Kernohan

Alex Kinghorn

Sam McCullough

Keith Morrison

Billy Nelson

 

Pastor

Pastor Lawrence Kennedy

Pastor Lawrence Kennedy has been serving God as Pastor at Ballee since December 1988. Prior to this, he had worked for 14 years in banking and after feeling the call of God upon his life, went to Bible College and subsequently came to Ballee. On 31 January 2014 we celebrated Pastor Kennedy's 25 years of ministry in Ballee with a special Anniversary Praise Service.

 

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