Our worship service begins with a time of music led by our Praise Team. Classic hymns of the faith as well as contemporary worship music are blended together with appropriate readings from the Bible, making for a worship time that is characterized by both spirit and truth.
Worship in song is followed by the sermon. During the sermon time, you will hear a timely message from the Bible that you will be able to apply to your life. Our motto at Grace Baptist Church is “Where the Bible is Taught” because we believe that the Bible is God’s truth to His people.
Following the service, our people tend to stick around and connect with one another for a while before leaving. Pastor Jeff and his wife, Sharon, are always available after the service for anyone who needs them.
The truth is, the best way to experience our church is to visit – so we look forward to seeing you on Sunday! Feel free to call ahead!
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is God’s revealed word to humanity. It is both verbally and plenarily inspired by God as given in the original manuscripts of the 66 books of the Bible. The Bible is infallible and without error and is unchanging. It is our one and only source for truth and the standard by which the Christian has the privilege and responsibility to live by.
We believe God exists eternally as the Trinity – one God, yet three Persons: Father (God), Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit. He is the loving Creator of everything that exists. He is the one true God. John 10:30; 1Corinthians 8:6
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God, the second person of the Trinity. He eternally pre-existed as God and came to earth in human form, born of a virgin. Jesus led a sinless life yet suffered death on the cross for the sins of the world. He rose again on the 3rd day and later ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the throne of God and will one day return again.
We believe the Holy Spirit is equally God. He is the third person of the Trinity and a divine person who convicts people of their sin and draws them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit regenerates the sinner; eternally secures, indwells and empowers the new believer, and guides, teaches and corrects the believer in all walks of life.
We believe Satan is a real being, once an archangel of God and because of his rebellion against God was cast from God’s presence. He is the supreme enemy of God and God’s people. Satan has no power over the believer, but God has allowed him to tempt them to sin. Satan is doomed and in the end he will be judged to eternal punishment.
We believe that the entire universe and everything in it was created by God’s spoken word, within 6 – 24 hour days as recorded in Genesis 1 & 2.
We believe that everyone is born a sinner. Sin separates us from God from and because of that we destined for Hell. We believe that Jesus died on the cross in payment for our sin thereby making a way for us to escape the punishment of death. God offers forgiveness of sin, redemption and eternal life to all who by grace through faith, call upon Jesus Christ for salvation. Salvation is by grace through faith alone.
We believe in a literal Heaven and Hell. All who have received salvation by grace through faith, have the promise of Heaven upon their death – a place of peace, joy and the presence of God. Those who die without salvation will enter Hell, a place of eternal misery, punishment and separation from God.
If you have never called upon Jesus for salvation, would you receive Him now? Everyone who call’s on the name of the Lord will be saved! Romans 10:13
We believe that the church is a community of believers who represent the body of Christ here on earth. We are to be united together in Christian love, purpose and belief and are to pray for and minister to one another. We believe in two Biblical ordinances of the local church: baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. The first as an outward witness of what has taken place inwardly, and the second as a reminder of Christ’s death on the cross for our sin.
The Grace Baptist Church Praise Team is committed to providing an aesthetically pleasing musical experience during Sunday service, specifically intended to prepare the congregation for the Sunday sermon. The repertoire consists of contemporary and classic Christian music, and refreshing arrangements of traditional hymns, interspersed with related scriptural references. Song lyrics and scripture are displayed to encourage the congregation to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” every Sunday!
Our Men’s Ministry is not driven by programs or scripts. It’s driven by our men. A cup of coffee, an open Bible, and men engaged in uplifting conversation around a table. Men’s ministry: simple yet profound.
- You can join the men for Men’s Bible Study each Thursday evening at 7:00.
- Get started in the men’s ministry at Grace Baptist by joining us for our regularly scheduled Men’s Breakfast. At this event, men from our church gather together to enjoy a hearty breakfast, warm fellowship with one another, and a timely message from the Bible.
The friendships formed during these times help men take the initiative to minister to one another by organizing Bible studies and occasional outings or trips to encourage and mentor one another.
Growing together in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and bringing Him glory (2 Peter 3:18)–that is the goal of our ladies ministries. Currently the ladies meet the first Tuesday of each month for Ladies Prayer Connection at 7:00 p.m.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Through this ministry we are seeking to connect with those who are in their 20’s and 30’s as they journey through the most consequential time of their lives. Currently this Young Adult Small Group meets for Bible study and discussion every other Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Panera Bread at 1300 New Jersey 17, Ramsey, NJ.
YOUTH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES
The youth and children’s ministries at Grace Baptist consists of the following programs:
- Sunday School for ages 5 years old through 6th grade, which meets during the Morning Worship time from September to May. Children are dismissed to their classes right before the sermon.
- Youth Group is for grades 7-12 and meets once a month on Friday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for fellowship, games, refreshments and a short devotional.
- Kids Bible Connection meets the first Friday of every other month, from 6:30-8:45 p.m. . Drop off is at 6:20, pickup is at 8:45 sharp! Check our Event’s Calendar to see our next KBC Friday Night! (All children must be registered prior to the event. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The History of Grace Baptist Church
In the mid 1900s, as public transportation became more accessible, people began to migrate from New York City to the communities of New Jersey. Housing developments sprang up to meet the growing need. During that time, a small group of Christians who lived in the township of Ramsey saw the need for a Bible-preaching church that could minister the gospel to the town’s growing population.
In 1957, Grace Baptist Church was formed and began holding services in rented facilities within the township. The church grew rapidly, and within a few short years the church purchased land on North Central Avenue in 1961 and a church building was constructed.
For more than 50 years Grace Baptist Church has not wavered from it’s original mission to minister the gospel to the people of Ramsey and the surrounding communities.