Our Mission

Life Abundant: In Jesus ● As Community ● For the World

Our mission is to welcome people into the abundant life that Jesus promised us. As a member of the Baptist family of churches, we place a high value on the Bible and in teaching people to follow Jesus in all aspects of their lives.

Our church is committed to being authentic with each other, sharing life on a deeper level. We’re honest about life’s challenges and we celebrate together when things go well. We look after one another and we look outward together. We want to see more people understand the reason for the hope that we have in Jesus! Whatever stage of life you’re at and whatever your background, you are welcome. We love the pitter-patter (or enthusiastic stampede) of little feet; we value the wisdom, experience and grace of our seniors and we are thankful for the dedication of all those in between.

Come as you are and start the adventure of a lifetime with us as we follow Jesus together. Read more about what we believe or simply come along and say hi! We’d love to meet you.

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.John 10:10

Our Beliefs

There is one God. God created all things: the heavens and the earth and all that exists in them. He is eternal one God in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2

God created humans in his image, intending us to live in loving relationship with him. Because all people are created by God, we believe all people have an inherent value and worth. Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, and as a result we have been separated from God and live in a fallen and broken world.

Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23-24, 5:12; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 59:1-2

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days, proving His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 24:30-31; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14:10-30; Hebrews 1:1-3; Romans 1:3-4; 2 Timothy 4:1

Salvation is a gracious gift from God available to all people. No-one can ever make up for sin by works. Instead salvation is a gift of grace, an expression of God’s love for people. Salvation comes to a person through their repentance toward God and their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Eternal life begins when someone repents of sin and receives Jesus Christ into their life through faith in Him.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; 1 John 1:9


The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives in all believers to make real the presence of Christ and to lead believers in their daily lives. The Holy Spirit gives Christians power for Holy living and gifts for service.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25

The Bible is God’s revealed word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is an infallible source of truth and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Psalm 119:105;

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is a public declaration of acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Saviour. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

Luke 3:21-22; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Matthew 28:19-20

Meet our pastors

Gavin

Gavin Jones

Lead Pastor

gavin@gobaptist.org.au
0403 311 867


Miranda

Miranda Dixon

Worship Life Pastor

Our History

Glen Osmond Baptist Church has met in the historic Myrtle Bank church for over 100 years …

In 1882, it started as a preaching station out of Parkside Baptist and by 1884 it was recognised as a church in its own right and a member church of the South Australian Baptist Union (now Baptist Churches SA). Over the years, it has had lean times and strong times. But at all times it was dedicated to being a strong Christian community in the surrounding suburbs, with links to Glen Osmond Primary School and the War Vets Home.

LifeChurch Unley started out as a ministry of Unley Park Baptist Church, planted in 2009 in the church building. In 2016, the church community realised that God was calling them out of Unley Park in order to be a greater blessing to the community around them, and to find a place of their own to call home and to welcome people in.

In August 2017, these two communities merged together to create a NEW Glen Osmond Baptist Church, believing that God was leading them together to be more fruitful and effective for His glory.