Welcome to Mill Road Baptist Church, Wellingborough
We're a group of Christians from around the world: we have roots in Britain, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, The Phillipines, Romania, St Vincent, Jamaica, Barbados, Brazil, New Zealand, Turkey, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Spain, the list goes on...and we are one family because we are rooted in Jesus. We get to worship Him together and make disciples together.
Whoever you are and wherever you come from, you are very welcome.
We've been meeting online since last March as we took the decision early on in the Covid epidemic that we wouldn't meet in the flesh again until we could do so as a whole church. At the moment, it looks like the big return party might be sometime at the end of June. But in the meantime, we've been really blessed to discover the world of Youtube. We're most of us recovering technophobes, so the idea of live-streaming services and taking part in them online was quite a novelty. But it's been wonderful to welcome to our family people who we may never meet in the flesh at all, but who regularly join in with our worship. Some of us are thousands of miles from other members of our birth family: this has been a way in which we can worship God together.
Our Youtube Channel is MillRoadBaptistWellingborough
We stream the services live every Sunday morning, starting at 10:20 GMT
We begin the service proper at 10:30 but quickly learnt that something usually goes wrong somewhere down the technological line and it helps avoid techno-panic if we give ourselves a bit of time to sort everything out. So we started using Youtube's excellent Comments feature for such essential messages as "There's no sound!" "Pastor, turn your mic on!"
But then, of course, we found out that Comments could be a way of people taking part in the service, whether just by greeting each other at the start, or by praying or interacting with the preach.
So, for us, it hasn't been about just tuning in and 'watching church'
And we've welcomed new friends (who we're now longing to meet up with!)
All the services that we've live-streamed are kept for quite a while as content on our Youtube channel, so if you want to catch up on the preaching, that's the place to go: just type MillRoadBaptistWellingborough into the search bar on Youtube and if you missed it live, then Youtube keeps them all on the Channel for quite a long time so you can catch up. (https://youtu.be/UqhAv0lmNnc)
You can also take part in The Friday Quiz which is a fun way of provoking thought prior to the Bible Study
There is also usually a short summary of the bare-bones of the week's teaching
Everything else, like our Friday Parties (you have to be there! But let's just say a way of hanging out together as God's family and welcoming whoever wants to come) Jumping Beans (that's a carers and toddlers group) they are on hold for a while longer. But watch this space!