Baxter Road Bible Church

3600 Baxter Road Anchorage, AK 99504

 (907) 337-5222 | info@baxterroad.org

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m.

 

Our Statement of Faith

Baxter Road Bible Church is an autonomous non-denominational Church united around the following theological convictions:

 

1. We believe The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. We believe The Bible is without error (inerrant) in its original manuscripts, that God has supernaturally preserved The Bible, and that The Bible is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

 

2. We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons, The Father, The Son (Jesus Christ) and The Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).   

         

3. We believe God, creator of all things, created man in His image, to be in fellowship with and glorify Him (Genesis 1:26-27 Ephesians 1:11-12; Micah 6:8).

 

4. We believe sin separates man from God (Romans 5:12).

 

5. We believe man receives salvation through faith in Jesus Christ as his/her Savior. We believe salvation is obtained by grace alone, through faith, in the finished work of Christ. We believe each believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit as a seal of their salvation (Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-13; Acts 16:30-31).

 

6. We believe baptism by immersion is an important act of obedience for a follower of Jesus Christ and signifies a believer’s identification with Him (Acts 2:41; Colossians2:12; Mark 16:16; Matthew 28:19).

 

7. We believe in the incarnation and virgin birth of Jesus Christ, God in human flesh; fully God, fully man; His sinless life on earth; the shedding of His blood through His death on the cross as payment for the sins of the world, and  Jesus’ bodily resurrection from the grave. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14-15; Hebrews9:14; 1 Corinthians 15:20-21).

 

8. We believe as followers of Jesus Christ, we have been called to be His witnesses in how we live and in all we do and say and to make disciples in His name (Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 1:10; Colossians 3:12-17; Ephesians 4:29-32).

 

9. We believe marriage is between one man and one woman and any sexual activity outside of marriage is sin (Genesis 2:22-24, Ephesians 5:22-33, Matthew 19:4-6, Hebrews 13:4, 1 Corinthians 6:13-20).

 

What to Expect

If you are like most people, you like to have some idea of what to expect at a church service. Here is what you would experience on a typical Sunday:

 

Most people will be dressed casually, and we encourage you to dress however you feel is appropriate. The pastors should be easy to spot, as they will be wearing a tie and jacket.

 

If you came in the Southeast entrance you would probably see a greeter who would give you a bulletin that provides the order of service. You would also notice that you are in our Welcome Center and you could stop for a moment and get a cup of Kaladi Brothers coffee. Also in that area will be a table with some literature on it about a number of subjects including information about the church, the ministries available and the missionaries we support.

 

As you keep walking the entry turns to the left and you enter the main area where the church services are held. You can take a seat wherever you like or if the service is fairly full an usher will help find you a seat.
 

The West entry has no stairs and is located next to disabled parking, making it easy to roll a wheelchair into the worship area. There are restrooms both upstairs and downstairs that are well marked and easy to spot.
 

The service will begin with the Worship team leading the congregation in singing. They will begin right on time and a lot of the music will be uplifting choruses but there will also be some old favorites.
 

The song service lasts about 30 minutes and includes a time where we take Communion or The Lord's Supper. The elements will be passed out, small pieces of cracker made without yeast and grape juice (non-alcoholic). Our Communion is open to all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

 

The message will take about 30 to 35 minutes and baskets will be passed around for the offering at the end of the service. Guests are not expected to give.
 

After the service is over it is our tradition to have refreshments, which vary from week to week. This is very popular and you are invited to enjoy the food and fellowship.

 

Looking To Take The Next Step?

Let Us Help You.

Below are free booklets that Baxter Road Bible Church offers to all. Please browse this page, read, and print these booklets. If you have questions about what you have read, or if you are ready to make a decision contact BRBC at

(907) 337-5222 and we will gladly set up a meeting with you or pray for you.

Becoming a Christian

Jesus is the one who died for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). He is the only way to the God the Father (John 14:6). He alone reveals God (Matt. 11:27). He has all authority in heaven and earth (Matt. 28:18). It is only through Him that you can be saved (Eph. 2:3). He can forgive you of your sin (Luke 5:20; Matt. 9:2). He can do this because He bore sin in His body on the cross (1 Peter. 2:24) that those who trust in Him would be saved.

 

"That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

Romans 10:9
 

Here is a sample prayer. It does not have to be exact, but you will get the idea.

 

Lord Jesus, I know that I have sinned against you. I know that I am not perfect and that I cannot please you through my own efforts. I know that I deserve to be judged according to my sins. And, I know that I have nothing to offer you.

 

Lord Jesus, I ask you to forgive me of my sins. Please cleanse me and make me right before you. I trust in what you have done on the cross. I do not rely on myself but only on you and I receive you as Lord of my life and as Savior of my soul.

 

If you would like us to pray for you, please call us at (907)337-5222 or join us in fellowship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Please feel free to download and print this free booklet. Our pastoral staff would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you have about to booklet and guide you to the next step.

Being Baptized

What is Baptism and why should I get wet?

 

Perhaps a good way to start is to look at what baptism symbolizes? For us, this is what is so wonderful about the whole baptism experience. When we get baptized we join Jesus symbolically in His death, burial and resurrection.

 

“Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.” Romans 6:3-5.

 

Wow! That is powerful stuff! The "death, burial and resurrection" of Jesus is the very basis of Christianity. It is also symbolic of washing, of being clean, of a fresh start. That is reason enough to get baptized but there are even more reasons.

 

Jesus wants us to be baptized: Another very important reason is that Jesus wants us to. Right before Jesus ascended into heaven He told His disciples what He wanted them to do after He was gone.

 

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

 

Jesus Himself was baptized: Also, Jesus Himself was baptized and it is obvious that He also wants everyone who accepts Him as their Savior to also be baptized.

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.” Matthew 3:13-15

 

What did Jesus mean when He said He was getting baptized "to fulfill all righteousness"? He was saying we need to do this so that we do everything that God expects us to do. This strongly infers that if don't get baptized we are not doing what God expects us to do.

 

If you would like to receive information on becoming baptized at Baxter Road Bible Church, please call us at (907)337-5222 or join us in fellowship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. 

Please feel free to download and print this free booklet. Our pastoral staff would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you have about to booklet and guide you to the next step.

Renewed Commitment

If you are considering renewing your commitment to God we would love to hear from you and pray with about your renewed commitment. Please call us at (907) 337-5222 or join us in fellowship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

Please feel free to download and print this free booklet. Our pastoral staff would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you have about to booklet and guide you to the next step.

Membership

If you are considering becoming a member of Baxter Road Bible Church we would love to have you at our next membership class. We have classes once a quarter. Feel free to contact us or join us in fellowship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.