We are an English-speaking Baptist church near the centre of Prague.
We meet every Sunday for our worship service at 11.00 am to 12.30 pm.
On Sunday, 19th May 2013, we meet at 10.00 am for the Joint Service for Pentecost with the Czech Baptist Church and the Chinese Church. The service will be followed by fellowship and a ‘bring and share’ lunch.
We meet to praise God, pray to Him and study the Bible. We sing songs celebrating God and all that He has done. We pray on each other’s behalf and share our blessings. And we study what the Bible tells us about God, who He is and how we should live. We enjoy a ‘taste of heaven’ with folk from more than 30 different countries and different Christian backgrounds.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves.
It is the gift of God.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO IBCP!
We welcome people of all racial, ethnic, national, and religious backgrounds. We also welcome agnostics, unbelievers, seekers, the curious, sinners, doubters, the spiritually wounded, the lonely, the broken-hearted, the disillusioned, and those struggling with life. Dress is informal; simply, come as you are. Bring a friend with you. You will be glad you came. And when you leave, we pray that you’ll go with Jesus’ love, joy and peace.
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit as they wrote. The Bible is true and reliable as a guide to faith in Jesus Christ and as a guide to living for God. There is one and only one true God. The eternal God reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is our Creator, and our Saviour. We believe that we are created by God, in His image. By his free choice, man sinned against God and needs a Savior. That salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience, symbolizing the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to new life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act whereby members of the Church, through partaking of the Holy Communion, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. The Church is a local body of baptized believers and is also spoken of in the Bible as all of the redeemed of all ages.
We are a member of the International Baptist Convention, the organization that unites English-speaking Baptist churches worldwide. We are affiliated with the Czech Baptist Union (Bratrská Jednota Baptistu) and, through them, to the European Baptist Federation. We are committed to co-operating with other Christians in ecumenical service and worship.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The International Baptist Church of Prague (IBCP) is an international multicultural congregation seeking to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. We affirm the central truth of the Christian faith and seek to live out Christ’s love in an international nurturing community, guided and built up by the scriptures and prayer. In our worship and in our daily lives, we affirm that all believers, male and female, young and old, lay and ordained, are gifted by the Holy Spirit. We practice the baptism of believers and celebrate the Lord’s Supper once every month.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Our mission is to glorify God by ministering among citizens and expatriates in and beyond Prague through corporate worship, personal witness and holistic mission, so that we may grow together as the disciples of Jesus Christ, in faith and service.
HOW CAN YOU BECOME A CHURCH MEMBER?
Anyone who accepts these basic statements of the church’s identity and mission, and who affirms the church covenant, may apply to join the church membership. Membership is open to any person who publicly professes his/her faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, followed by immersion baptism. A person may be received into membership by baptism, by an officially written transfer of membership from another Christian church, or by an affirmation of faith. Anyone who wishes to maintain his/her affiliation with another denomination or church, but agrees with the church statement of faith, and wants to fellowship and serve in the IBCP while living here in Prague, is welcomed to join the church as an associate member.
Having given ourselves to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, we covenant together
We welcome your questions and comments.
If, for whatever reason, you are troubled, or would like to share something with us, we would encourage you to send us a prayer request.