Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church1010 Saters Ln, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
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The essence of our calling as a church is captured in the phrase, "Intimacy with God and Compassion to the World." We believe God has called us to be involved in the healing of our broken and suffering world through Ministries of Compassion. As God leads, our church is developing ministries to people who are hurting. This is often heart-wrenching work, but we desire to make a real difference in people's lives. The foundation and fountain of these ministries of compassion come from our intimacy with God. We are called into a relationship of love with God that is personal and real through Jesus Christ, "who loved us and gave himself for us." Intimacy with God, as in all relationships, requires openness and vulnerability of our lives to God. This can feel very risky, but it is the deepest challenge we face and the only way for our own lives to be truly changed and healed. We are on the journey of intimacy with God. Our worship is structured, but not formal. The emphasis is on hospitality, because we have all been invited into God's grace. We use hymnals, and we like the harmony and theological substance of the hymn texts. Praise choruses are also included at times. The emphasis of the messages is encouraging and hopeful. They point to a personal, intimate, and transforming relationship with Christ. They are presented from the perspective of grace, because God's love accepts us as we are, but focuses upon what we can be.