Information about us
What does that actually mean? The word comes from the Greek and stands for baptism, which for us is a central symbol for a personal, free decision to believe. But that's not all.
The Baptist principles can be summarized as the Specialist Group Church 21 of the Community Youth Work (GJW) has formulated:
WHAT DOES EFG MEAN?
As Baptists we belong to the Federation of Evangelical Free Churches (BEFG). But how can this abbreviation actually be explained well?
In addition to the fact that we have a share in the corporation under public law due to our membership in the BEFG, the content of the abbreviation is filled as follows:
The basis of our faith is the Gospel (good news): God wants to be close to people. In Jesus Christ God's love for people becomes clear and concrete. Since then, people have experienced faith as a relationship of trust with God and still express this in their confession today.
Freikirche is a voluntary church in which people are members of their own conviction. Our practice of baptizing only responsible people who consciously want to take this step corresponds to this principle. It is from this practice of baptism that the name “Baptists” (Anabaptist) comes from, by which our free church is known worldwide. All important questions are discussed and decided in the community meeting. This also includes the community budget, which is covered by voluntary donations.
Just as you cannot master your life on your own, you cannot live your faith as a lone warrior either. We need each other so that life succeeds and faith sustains. In the community we experience God, we are there for one another and learn together.