Alva Baptist Church

It's all about God's heart for the people of Alva and the wider Hillfoots community, not the building.

Called out into the public square to live openly as followers of Jesus Christ. "devoted to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."

Mission: making disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; teaching these new disciples to actually follow Jesus' instructions.


That's the new splashbacks in the kitchen. Looking forward to Holiday Lunch Club in July! (15-19th, 11-1pm) #lunchclub #giftsatwork #teamwork

7 Surprising Trends in Global Christianity in 2019 | Facts & Trends

Global Christianity and the spread of the Gospel Instead of evaluating the state of Christianity based on a local or even national perspective, a global vantage point can provide a better picture.

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

Following-on from our discussion of Ephesians 5:21-33. Here is a link to a really helpful and even-handed approach to the subject of mutual submission, of men and women to each other, in marriage. Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs was written in 2004 by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. The book suggests a direct connection between the emotional needs of men and women and a verse of scripture found in the Bible, that when adhered to, can strengthen and transform...

Are You Too Christian for Non-Christians?

On playing nicely with others... Many Christians find over time that they have fewer non-Christian friends and acquaintances. Here are seven simple steps to boost your personal evangelism.

His Sermons Roused a Sleeping Church: J.C. Ryle (1816–1900)

“Oh, let not one of us linger! Time does not — death does not — judgment does not — the devil does not — the world does not. Neither let the children of God linger.”

Tomorrow marks the 119th anniversary of the death of J.C. Ryle. Read a short biography of the man who brought power back into England’s pulpits. J.C. Ryle cared little for Victorian formality and religious ritual. He cared for Christ and the souls of people. He preached the truth untamed.

The serious problems with being a Red-letter Christian

This popped-up in the fb feed today. It seemed appropriate to post this here after a reference to 'Red Letter Christians' in the sermon last Sunday. It is useful to help inform your opinion. 'Red-letter Christians' is a movement or network in the States (primarily) initiated by Tony Campolo with the support of Jim Wallis. Alongside Campolo, another main contributor is Shane Claiborne, a leader in the New Monasticism movement. The name of the movement comes from the practice in some Bibl

Deep roots make for lasting trees.

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me

to bring good news to the poor;

he has sent me
to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

to proclaim the year of the Lord 's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God;

to comfort all who mourn;

to grant to those who mourn in Zion—

to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;

that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord ,

that He may be glorified." ~Isaiah 61:1‭-‬3

[05/04/19]   Let's join together with Justine Hammond to take the 'step count challenge' as team "2 Cor 5:7"

Use the link to join the team!

[05/03/19]   James wrote in chapter 2 verses 10-13 of his letter:
"For whoever keeps the whole law
but fails in one point
has become guilty of all of it.
For he who said, "Do not commit adultery,"
also said, "Do not murder."
If you do not commit adultery but do murder,
you have become a transgressor of the law.
So speak and so act
as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.
For judgment is without mercy
to one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment."

Do you live this way?
Do you keep all of the rules?
Do you judge others where they fail,
and hope God will forgive you where you do.
"judgment is without mercy
to one who has shown no mercy"

We must genuinely seek reconciliation and forgive.
"Mercy triumphs over judgement"

God gets people through their messes
as they love others
(enemies, neighbours, fellow disciples, spouses)

two:nineteen | What we do

Would you like to teach english to new arrivals to Clackmannanshire? What we do In a sentence 2:19 exists to help local churches embrace the nations. 2:19 seeks to catalyse and promote engagement between members of local churches and people from overseas who are living in the communities around them. This engagement is gospel centred and includes several practical as...

[05/02/19]   Last night of LoveWorks tonight

Holiday Club Flashback
With Nicola Allan, Zoe Fraser and Daniel Fraser (filling in as the Robot for Margaret Gillespie)

It's Friday... But Sunday's a Coming!

Sunday's coming...

Jesus crucifixion is one of betrayal. Denial. Cowardice. Envy. Hate. Brutality. Suffering. Despair. Defeat. Death. Yet, Christians celebrate the cross becaus...

It was a good Friday in Stirling today, remembering the Passion of Jesus Christ, and sharing the gospel with passers-by.

[04/18/19]   Only 2 more sessions of LoveWorks :(
Tonight: 6:30pm
How Love Endures All Things

[04/15/19]   "One Solitary Life"

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in still another village, where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he was an itinerant preacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He did not go to college. He never visited a big city. He never travelled two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things associated with greatness.
He had no credentials but himself.

He was only thirty three years of age when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away.
He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen centuries have come and gone and today he remains the central figure of the human race, and the leader of mankind’s progress.

All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man on this planet so much as that one solitary life.
~unknown author

[04/09/19]   Build a community of belief
I. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you see what is good about your friend. Stay focused on seeing who they are and not what they do.
II. Tell your friend these things and honor them.
III. Ask if they sometimes doubt these things.
IV. Then ask if you can stand beside them each time the doubt comes and remind them of the truth.

You are building now a bond of friendship based on belief.

[03/20/19]   Prayer request from Cathcart Baptist Church:

We praise God for the expanding relationships that are developing across our community, through our community hub and a number of initiatives underway through the church. Please pray for our ‘Shed project’ which seeks to provide a ‘making space’ for people to be creative, build friendships and make a local difference in what is made, working alongside other creative green projects in the southside of Glasgow and in conjunction with our urban orchard

Looks like a good time was had!

Our day conference is over for another year. I am so incredibly blessed by the turn out today (especially in the bad weather). It was so lovely to spend time with friends old and new. Thank to to all who took part and came along.

I have shared some photos of today.

I would love to hear what your wee nugget you took from today is??

Understanding the Remaining Task | Pray for the 31 Prayer Guide

Where are most unreached people in the world? Where are we at in the Great Commission? How much farther do we have to go? What are Frontier People Groups, and why are they important? This succinct summary

[03/06/19]   This from the LoveWorks workbook by Weyman & Susan Howard

[02/25/19]   Join us in welcoming Elijah Glowenkowski born today at 10:20am; 8lb 7oz

1 CORINTHIANS 13:7 Όλα τα ανέχεται, όλα τα πιστεύει, όλα τα ελπίζει, όλα τα υπομένει. | H Αγία Γραφή στη Δημοτική (Filos Pergamos) (FPB) | Λήψη της εφαρμογής Αγ

Όλα τα ανέχεται, όλα τα πιστεύει, όλα τα ελπίζει, όλα τα υπομένει.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:7 Όλα τα ανέχεται, όλα τα πιστεύει, όλα τα ελπίζει, όλα τα υπομένει.

Charging Life

Women's Conference 16 March, 10am-3pm
£6 including tea/Pastry and Lunch
Open to all...
Topic: The TIme We Spend with God and the Time We Spend in Fellowship
Contact Zoe Clare Fraser to arrange travel from Alva

[01/31/19]   Well-salted paths into the church tonight. No ice at all. Heat is on. Nice and toasty!
See you at 6:30!

God is Love
A focus on receiving and giving love.
Tonight @ 6:30 (starts with a meal)

'A practical look at receiving love from God, and sharing it with others'
Thursday Nights at 6:30pm
at the Baptist Church on Brook Street

Exerpt from "Only a Prayer Meeting" by Charles Spurgeon

'A practical look at receiving love from God, and sharing it with others'
Thursday Nights at 6:30pm
at the Baptist Church on Brook Street

Looking forward to Children's Church this Sunday
(Lots in store!)

The Bible does not claim to be a science book. But it does claim to share true facts, which science may confirm.

The Genesis Flood caused the Ice Age.

The Bible Best Explains the Ice Age:

Imperfect Disciple

On the subject of Discipleship:
An affordable Kindle book recommended by Tim Keller. Imperfect Disciple

What is the Bible Project?

This is a good intro to the bible, for anyone who is not familiar with it.

The Bible is one unified story that leads to Jesus, but we don't always treat it that way. At The Bible Project, we make animated videos that explore the boo...

TLG - Make Lunch

This is just along the lines of what we have discussed as a church. TLG Make Lunch enables and equips churches to bring hope to struggling children through holiday lunch clubs.

Alva Baptist Church's cover photo


In the interest of persuing justice as consumers, here is a link to a socially responsible company manufacturing mobile phones: We’ve created the world’s first ethical, modular smartphone. You shouldn’t have to choose between a great phone and a fair supply chain.

Atheism is down as UK gets spiritual

Keep up the good work, followers of Jesus! The number of atheists in Britain has fallen in the past year, according to a survey suggesting that more people are attending church, albeit irregularly. It has long been assumed that the decline...

What do you know about the incarnation of God the Son, in the man Jesus Christ?
Come and worship Him at the Christmas Service today at 11am. #truemeaningofchristmas

Alva Baptist Church

Christmas Services this year:
23 December 11am Family Service
24 December 6:30pm for carol service &
7:30pm for Carolling in town

Carols by Candle Light 6:30pm on Christmas Eve with the church that meets on Brook Street.

Today is the day!!!
Lots of interest swirling about!

Charles Spurgeon on prayer and the prayer meeting:

Christmas Services this year:
23 December 11am Family Service
24 December 6:30pm for carol service &
7:30pm for Carolling in town

God, Himself the gift!

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FK12 5JQ

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00
Friday 17:30 - 19:30
Friday 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday 18:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00
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