Get in touch
André van Oudtshoorn: +61 418 263 602
Chad Power: +61 403 839 558
Matt Hall: +61 498 044 804
Church office: +61 8 9245 1491
Scarborough Baptist Church is an evangelical church based in the heart of Scarborough. We are pastored by Dr. Andre van Rheede van Oudtshoorn (who also lectures at Perth Bible College), Chad Power, who runs our out of school hours child care facility, and Matt Hall who has a focus on pastoral visitation and helps coordinate the outreach efforts of the church.
We believe that Scarborough Baptist Church exists to positively change our world in love for God by bringing it under the Lordship of Jesus. We are, thus, more committed to doing the things which benefit God’s rule on earth than building a bigger church. We strive to have maximum impact for the number of people God has blessed us with to change the world.
- Members are excited about who God is. They love His person and character. They worship him as the one God who in Himself is Father, Son and Holy Spirit and their Creator, Saviour and Lord.
- Members understand God’s work of grace in Christ Jesus and are able and keen to share the Good News of salvation with others.
- Members know the contents of the Bible and are equipped to read it and share it in a responsible way. They can differentiate between the essentials and non-essentials of the faith. They are able to handle differences between one another with maturity and in humility.
- Members of the church are focused on the world and its needs. They are engaged in setting up signs of God’s Kingdom of love in every aspect of their everyday lives.
We believe that every member of Scarborough is constantly being transformed into the image of Christ. They reflect his grace, mercy, humility, power and love.
Scarborough Baptist Church focuses on three major areas of service to which the church is called. These three areas are equally important for the well-being of the church and its members. By focusing inwards, outwards and upwards (the IOU principle) we strive to ensure that the church continues to develop her vision and goals to realise her rich calling for God in the world.
Here we focus on the services rendered by the church to build up, equip and empower members for their work for God and his Kingdom in the world.
A church which does not exist for the sake of the world is no longer part of God’s plan and calling for his people in the world. We focus inwards to serve better outwards. Missions is not a part of the church, the church is a part of God’s mission to the world.
Here the focus is upon everything the church does to develop a true love for God and his will amongst the church members. It is only as we become excited about the character and person of God, that we will be motivated by His love to affect the world in His Name.
These are the things we consider important in our church:
- Meaningful worship of the triune God;
- Deep and caring relationships;
- Hearts that want to reach out to those who do not know Christ, both locally and in the world at large; and
- The gospel preached with integrity