Antioch Church is located in beautiful Harford County, just minutes from downtown Havre De Grace.  As you approach the church, one of our hospitality greeters will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.

 

Most adults attend one worship service where they enjoy music followed by a clear, helpful, and challenging Bible message from Pastor Smith. This service is a little over one hour in length.

 

Also, during the 10:00 am hour, there are Small Groups. These classes are smaller group settings where you are invited to meet people, enjoy perhaps some coffee and donuts, and hear a teaching lesson more directly applicable to your life-stage. 

 

The best way to get to know people at Antioch Church  is to visit one of these Small Groups. We look forward to meeting you and helping you grow in Grace.

Contact Us

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

There is not a dress code at Antioch Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at Antioch Church!

No. We don’t invite you to Antioch Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God’s Word, and a place where you can grow in God’s grace.

 

 Please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

Starting with excellent nurseries, there is something special for every age child. At every service there are safe, clean, and highly staffed nurseries for children three years old and under.

 For children four years old through sixth grade there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centered classes. 

 

These classes are staffed with trained, friendly, and well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child.

 

We would like to help you find the appropriate nurseries, classes, and services for every person in your family. Our greeters and ushers are located in the lobby of the main worship center and will gladly help direct and even escort you to the right place.

While we are a Baptist church, everyone is welcome to attend our church services and worship with us.  

 

Our membership represents our community in that we come from different walks of life and is culturally diverse. 

Our pastor preaches from the Bible at every service! With this in mind, it would enable you to enjoy the service more if you, too, had a Bible.

We preach and teach from the King James Version. 

 

You may bring another version of the Bible if you wish, but there will be some differences in the way that your Bible reads as you follow along throughout the message.

Our Sunday morning services are typically a little over an hour.  Our Wednesday Bible study and AWANA Clubs are about an hour and an half.

What We Believe

Our Statement of Faith

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason.  II Timothy 3:16, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Peter 1:21, and Revelation 1:10-11

The triune Godhead is comprised of three (3) separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-reveled, and function as one entity.  Jesus Christ who is God manifested in the flesh in the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 12:4-6, II Corinthians 13:14, Galatians 4:4-6, I Peter 1:2, I John 5:7, and Jude 1:20-21

All men are in a hopeless, helpless condition outside of Christ.  This is heredity, passed on from Adam, and continuous because of their own sins.  Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, and romans 5:12

Salvation is a gift from God, given without any merit on the part of the recipient.  The receivers of such grace neither deserved nor earned this privilege.  Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:2-3, Galatians 2:16, and Titus 3:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ offered before the Mercy Seat atones for sins.  The blood had to be spilled from a perfect sacrifice and offered in substation as payment for sin. This body of believers takes the position of unlimited redemption.  Leviticus 17:11, Romans 3:24-25, Romans 5:9, Ephesians, 2:13, Colossians 1:20, and Hebrews 9:11-12

– The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scripture by all who have really repented and in their own hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord.  In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.  Baptism is an act of faith but obedience, which when completed leaves the baptized in good conscience with God.  Our mode of baptism is total immersion.  Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-38, Acts 10:47-48, I Peter 3:21, and Romans 6:4

Once an individual has truly believed on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, he is integrated amongst the body of Christ, never to be separated.  John 6:36, John 10:28-29, Romans 5:9, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:33-39, Jude 1:1, Ephesians 4:30, and II Corinthians 1:22

Christ is coming again to gather those that belong to Him.  I Corinthians 15:51-52, I Thessalonians 4:16-17, and II Thessalonians 2:1

At the end of the tribulation period, Christ will bodily return to earth to defeat the armies of the world and reign for a thousand years as king from the throne of His father David, fulfilling the Davidic Covenant. During the millennial reign, Satan will be locked in the bottomless pit.  Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-7

God the Son was born of a woman, putting on a robe of flesh.  Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:16, 1:20-23, Luke 1:30-35, Romans 1:3, Hebrews 2:16-17, and Philippians 2:5-11

Though human, Jesus Christ retained all the attributes of God with the exception of His Glory.  The God Man.  Matthew 22:41-46, John 10:30-38, Colossians 2:8-9 I Timothy 2:5, 3:16, Titus 2:13, I John 5:20

After His death and burial, Jesus Christ arose from the grave in the flesh.  Numerous witnesses saw him alive after His resurrection.  Zechariah 13:6, Matthew 28:5-7, Mark 16:5-6, Luke 24:3-7, 24:36-44, John 20:1-18, 20:26-29, Acts 13:23-31, and I Corinthians 15:1-8

The body of Christ is comprised of members chosen by God the Father.  “His election is sure: for whom he predestinates, them not more or less -He calls, and whom He calls, them – not more or less – He glorifies.  When predestinating, He assumes the responsibility of creating, calling, saving, and completing according to His own purpose” Romans 8:28-30, Acts 13:48, John 10:14-16, 27-28, 15:19, 17:2, Ephesians 1:3-4, II Thessalonians 2:13, and I Peter 1:2

The indwelling Holy Spirit was promised to believers by Jesus Christ. He indwells every believer at the time of their salvation, and is in them and with them forever.  John 14:16-17, Acts 1:5, Romans 8:9-11, I Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:13

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