What Happens at Rolleston Baptist Church on Sunday?

Bible Classes

Our Bible Classes are a time each Sunday for us to meet together for prayer and practical discussion around God’s Word. We meet during the same time as our Children’s Sunday School. This session is generally more topical in nature where we study various items of particular relevance to the life of the church and us as individual Christians living in the 21st Century. All are welcome and encouraged to join us for this each week.

Our Bible Classes occur from 9:30-10:15am Sunday mornings.

Children’s Sunday School

Children are a very special part of our church because we believe them to be special to God. Children’s ministries at RBC are committed to assisting parents in their God-given responsibility in raising their children in a way that is honouring to God (Ephesians 6:4). At the heart of children’s ministry is age appropriate bible teaching to help children come to a true knowledge of God and to put their trust in Jesus Christ.

Children’s Sunday School occurs from 9:30-10:15am Sunday mornings.


We gather together on a Sunday because we love Jesus Christ. We love Him for Who He is and what He has done. This is not just a collection of facts we proclaim. He is a person we adore.

Therefore, it only makes sense that we would long to talk to Him together. This is our opportunity as a corporate gathering to offer praise and thanksgiving to God for all He has done for us in Christ. It is also our privilege to come before our Heavenly Father with the needs of the church family making petition on each other’s behalf, knowing and trusting that, in Christ, He hears and answers our prayers according to His good and perfect will for His glory.

Scripture Reading


We here at RBC believe that one of the most important things we can do together as a church family on a Sunday morning is to hear directly from God’s Word (1 Timothy 4:13).

God has revealed Himself to us through the pages of Scripture and it is from the Bible that we come to know Him, His character, and His work.

Therefore, in each of our services, we set aside specific time for the reading of Scripture. In a very real sense, this is the one time in each service when we hear directly from God.


The preaching of God’s Word forms an essential part of our Sunday services. We believe God’s Word ought to be read. But even more we believe God’s Word ought to be impressed upon our hearts and minds and the means God has designed to accomplish this is the faithful preaching of the Scriptures.

This isn’t a time for stories, entertaining speech, or good advice from the pastor. This is time for the whole church family to actively engage with God’s Word as it is faithfully explained and applied by those whom the Lord has gifted to the church for this purpose.

Communion (Lord’s Supper)

Communion is the tradition started by Jesus to remind us of His death and resurrection, by taking bread and grape juice symbolising His body and blood.

At RBC we hold to the teaching of 1 Corinthians 11:27-29. If you are a Christian in right standing with God and your fellow believers, we encourage you to partake of the bread and grape juice with us – otherwise you may simply let them pass by you.


Baptism is a symbol of beginning the Christian life. Baptism is the full immersion in water and the bringing back up again of a believer who has made a profession of faith in Christ and has shown evidence that they have a living relationship with Christ.

Baptism is a public statement that the Believer has died to their old nature and way of living, and has been given ‘new birth’ and a new way of living by God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Who should be baptised?

Only those Believers who give a believable profession of faith and show practical evidence of their belief and obedience to Christ.


Depending on how familiar you are with a Christian church you may find a group of people gathered together in one room singing a bit odd.

Why do we sing? As a church we sing out of obedience (Colossians 3:16), but much more out of joy! We are a gathering of people who acknowledge our thankfulness to God for all He has done for us in Jesus Christ.

Quite simply, we cannot not sing! Psalm 33:1-3; 40:3; & 96.