Friends

We are friends with lots of great organisations,
especially the Baptist Union and TSCF

The Baptist Union is a network of over 240 local churches – the Baptist Churches of New Zealand – who share common beliefs and practices.

We as Lincoln Baptist Church are one of those over 240 local churches, and take a lead role in the Canterbury Westland Baptist Association.

Baptists believe the Good News about Jesus Christ and that His death and resurrection is a message which needs to be heard.  We have accepted the biblical mandate to speak out this message in both word and deed.

The nature of Baptist church structure means the Baptist churches spread throughout New Zealand are free to determine the best way to fulfil this mission within our own unique communities.  This has resulted in a network of mutually supportive churches overseeing a significant number of ministries and social initiatives throughout our country.  These include a wide range of programmes that impact the lives of every age, ethnicity, and social grouping in New Zealand.

We are a community church for the wider community. Lincoln is a university town, so we work closely with a NZ mission agency, the Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (TSCF). We want to see students reached for Christ and changed for life. We encourage all Lincoln Baptist Church university students and staff to see the university as their primary mission field, speaking for Jesus and living for Jesus and are excited to be in partnership with TSCF to that end.

At the heart of TSCF are student-led, campus-based groups. In Lincoln University, the TSCF mission groups are the Christian Fellowship and the Post-Graduate Christian Fellowship; at the University of Canterbury the TSCF mission group is the Christian Union.

University years are filled with both possibilities and pitfalls. We want students to make wise decisions when they get their first taste of freedom, but TSCF exists for far more than that. This brief season holds opportunities to learn, serve and prepare for life in ways that will never be repeated. Students can reach their fellow students for Christ like no one else, familiar as they are with the issues, trends and language of their peers. And, like all of us, students do this best working together. Their witnessing communities are winsome and powerful platforms for ambassadors of the gospel, there to help every student relate the gospel to culture, apply the Bible to life, and extend everything they learn to the workplace.