Collydean Baptist Church is a growing community of Christians based mainly in the North of the town of Glenrothes. The church is down to earth and informal, reflecting its context.
‘Sharing God’s life-transforming love’
We dream of sharing God’s life-transforming love with all around us. We aspire to be a hospitable, generous, and overflowing multigenerational church of Jesus’ disciples growing together to impact the people of Collydean and North Glenrothes with the gospel and love of God, making a tangible difference in the lives of those suffering spiritual, relational and material poverty.’
Through this vision we dream to fulfill Jesus’ desire that we love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and love our neighbor as ourselves. Our calling is to do that here in Collydean and North Glenrothes, as well as among the people we each work and share life with.
We meet for worship every Sunday, and support one another in our faith through life groups that meet throughout the week.
Church services are informal and welcoming and geared to all-age worship. We enjoy tea and coffee from 10:45 to begin our Sunday gathering, then share in music, prayer and reflecting on the Bible.
Roughly every third Sunday of the month we share in ‘breakfast with Jesus’ sitting around tables and sharing in breakfast rolls
We run many different community events, as you can see in our pictures library.
If you have no Church connection or are curious about the Faith we would love to see you come along.
The church is a part of the Baptist Union of Scotland:
Values we hold dear
The following values are central to the church vision.
Generosity (2Cor 9:11f): The good news of Jesus is built on God’s grace, or generous gift to us in providing salvation for us through his Son. We are called to likewise be generous in love, grace, compassion, forgiveness, time and resources. Generous to those beginning the walk of faith, and generous in restoring those who stumble. Generous in supporting our team members and generous in our outreach.
Hospitality (Romans 12:13): Providing for others and eating with one another was central to Jesus’ ministry and to the early church, and remains a key part of our christian family in Collydean. We are commited be a welcoming, open hearted people, showing love and hospitality to all, yet uncompromising in pointing people to the way of Jesus.
Overflowing (2 cor 8:2): The Bible talks of God ‘pouring out’ his grace and love on us (1 Tim 1:14). So we are to be overflowing in our love for one another. By this will all men know we are Jesus’ disciples. Similarly we can only be fruitful and overflowing with love if we allow the Spirit to overflow within us. As we grow as a church we plan to be overflowing in blessing others and supporting christian mission and church planting.
Multigenerational (Ephesians 3:21): We are called to reach the people of Collydean and North Glenrothes. All sorts of people live in our area, but notably there are a significant number of children and families, as well as many isolated and vulnerable people who we would love to share the love of God with. God values all ages, and longs for them to be saved, and so will we.
Discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20): Being a disciple means coming into a lifelong obedient relationship to the living Christ, along with other christians. As followers of Jesus we learn from his teachings through the scriptures and support and encourage one another to grow, empowered by his Spirit. Each of us is called to become a disciple, but also to invest in making other disciples. We are also called to humility and teachability, acknowledging that each of us has the need to grow and learn.
Sharing the gospel and God’s love (2 cor 5:14): God’s love for all is our driving force as a church. God’s love and holiness/purity are inseparable, two sides of the same coin. Jesus died on the cross in our place to cleanse us from sin and darkness and calls us to repent or turn from destructive behaviour to be a part of his resurrection community of light and to love his way. That means living life with his values, morals and heart of compassion and mercy, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Ministry to the poor (Gal 2:10): In his self description in Luke 4 Jesus described his ministry in the Spirit as ‘to the poor’. We are committed to reaching out to those that suffer poverty in its different forms; spiritually, relationally and materially.
Spirit-filled: A Christian is essentially a Holy-Spirit person (John 3:5), walking in a living relationship with Jesus. We are committed as a community to opening our hearts to God by his Spirit as he develops his fruit (Galatians 5) and giftings in our midst.