What denomination are you part of?
We are an independent, non-denominational church.
Why start another church in Belfast?
Belfast is a growing city. It is growing numerically but also in diversity; culturally, ethnically, and socio-economically. Whilst there are many churches in Belfast already, no single church can minister effectively to all the needs of a vibrant and growing city like ours. And so, alongside other local churches and agencies, we want to meet the new challenges and opportunities for gospel ministry here in Belfast.
Who is the pastor?
Foundation Church is led by David Varney. Follow him @drvarney
What do you believe?
We are Christian in faith and hold to the teaching of the Bible as well as affirming the historic orthodox creeds of the early church: the Nicene Creed, the Apostles’ Creed and the Chalcedonian Creed.
We are also reformed in theology and hold to a number of reformed confessions, especially the 1689 Baptist Confession.
We are baptistic in polity, which means that we follow the New Testament pattern of baptism for professing believers in Christ, operate covenant church membership, and are led by a team of elders.
We are missional in practice, in obedience to Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples; in word or with deed, either as the church gathered or scattered.
Our full statement of belief will be available online soon.
Where and when do you meet?
We meet every Sunday at 5:30pm in the Chinese Welfare Association building, 1 Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast, BT7 1GB.
Is there a car park?
Yes. There is a small car park at the CWA and also plenty of on-road parking, both on Stranmillis Embankment and the Ormeau Road.
Do you have disabled access?
Yes. There is disability parking available in the car park. We meet in the main hall on the ground floor which is easily accessible.
Is there a dress code?
No. Come as you are!
How long does your service last?
We start at 5:30pm and our services last for around an hour and twenty minutes, with time for tea and coffee at the end.
What happens during your Sunday services?
We do what churches have done from the beginning of Christianity: we sing songs and hymns that remind us of who God is and what he has done; we read from the Bible and have it explained to us in a sermon; we pray; and as believers, we eat bread and wine (the Lord’s Supper) and baptise new believers. Everyone is welcome to come along and pay us a visit – whether familiar with the Christian faith or not!
Do you provide baby and child care?
You are welcome to bring children and babies along to our evening gatherings but we do not yet have a specialised child care ministry.
How do I become a member?
If you attend Foundation Church and want to think about making it your spiritual home, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook Page.
Membership is open to anyone who has faith in Jesus Christ and has been baptised as a believer. If you haven’t yet been baptised but want to be, get in touch using the above contact details.
Can I listen to your sermons?
Yes, check out our podcast page.
How can I learn more about Foundation Church?