Things You Need to Know

Where is SBC?

We’re located right on the edge of the village of Springfield, Ontario, about 15 minutes west of Tillsonburg, 8 minutes north of Aylmer, 20 minutes east of St. Thomas and 30 minutes southeast of London.  In other words, we’re happily situated out in farm country, at 12471 Whittaker Rd., Springfield.

When are your services?

Well, we typically have lots going on all through the week, but our Sunday morning corporate worship is at 10:30 a.m.  We also have Sunday School at 9:30 AM. and a Sunday evening MicroChurch at 6:30 PM.

Do I have to dress a certain way to come?

Absolutely not.  We have people coming in various styles and “levels” of dress up or dress down, but more than anything, we believe that God wants people to come with willing and hungry hearts.

Do you guys ask for money all the time?

No way! We believe that giving to the work of ministry, both for use in Springfield and for use around the world, is an act of worship – and worship is freely given, not forced, pressured or manipulated.  Our church family is taught to give back thankfully to the One who has given us everything, and we believe that it is good to share, out of our plenty, with those in need.  But we also believe that decisions in this area are made prayerfully and personally before God.

Where can I find out what you believe?

Learn more about our fundamental beliefs below:

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What if I’m a skeptic about God and Christianity?

You’re more than welcome to come.  We happen to think that creation is full of evidence for a Designer, from the whole of the cosmos right down to individual cells packed full of information and design.  We also believe that the sin problem is one of the most empirically borne out realities of human history.  And we’d be glad to introduce you to the loving God who solves that problem.

Are you “holier than thou”? Do you think that you’re better than the people around you?

Wow, we know that’s not true!  The people who gather at SBC every Sunday are people who struggle, who sin, who need God’s grace.  And thankfully, He has given it, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

What’s a Baptist?

More importantly than that, we want to answer the question, “What’s a Christian?”  But until we get to that one, here’s some of what we believe.  We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative word; it reveals who He is, who we are, and how we can come into His family.  We believe that each person needs to enter into that family relationship with God themselves, by faith in Jesus Christ.  And the name “Baptist” comes because we believe that God’s Word says we should be baptized as a sign of entrance into God’s family, after we have trusted in Jesus.  There’s more, but that’s the main stuff.

Okay then, “What’s a Christian”?

Good question, glad you asked.  The Word of God is pretty clear.  A Christian is someone who has understood that they have sinned (Romans 3:23), realized they needed God’s forgiveness and repented from that sin (Acts 3:19), and trusted that God’s Son, Jesus, died on the cross and paid the punishment for their sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).  That’s the core truth; believe it, and you enter into a new life . . . and what happens then will affect every part of who you are (2 Corinthians 5:17).