Durban Central Baptist Church
Durban Central Baptist Church is a relatively old church in the inner city of Durban, having been founded in 1874. For decades though, we have consistently shared the same message proclaimed by believers in Christ for centuries! Our desire still is to glorify God in all we do and serve our Lord both in our local community and around the world.
Durban Central Baptist Church is a member of both the KwaZulu Natal Baptist Association and Baptist Union (Southern African) in the work of missions both at home and abroad.
DCBC is a multi racial, multi lingual and multicultural church; being situated at the heart of the cosmopolitan city of durban, the DCBC is made of the brothers and sisters from the local communities of durban, KwaZulu Natal, South African and others from the different African countries, and the rest of the world.
At the DCBC we have services in the English and French languages, the world’s most common languages.
Becoming a Christian
What is a Christian?
Christians are a rather large group of people who believe that Jesus is God's Son, and he came to our planet so we could see what God is like. The life of Jesus on earth was an example for us, and his death paves the way to bring us into God's family.
The Bible has several pictures of what it means to become a Christian. For some, the change is so radical, it is like being born all over again. For everyone it is a reconciliation. We were made to live as friends of God, pleasing him by doing what he wants. We need reconciling because, instead of doing what he wants, our inclination is to live self-
How do I become a Christian?
God calls for a U-
If you would like to become a Christian you can do it now by talking to God. The exact words don't matter, it's not a matter of reciting a formula but entering a relationship. You could say something like this:
"God, here I am, and I could use a new beginning. I know that I haven't been living to please you, but I want to now. Thank you for sending Jesus into our world to die for me. I trust him to forgive me. I now want to give him first place in my life and to live for him."
Talking to God like that is powerful stuff! When done sincerely, it makes you a son or daughter of God. It makes you a new Christian. Of course that is just the beginning, as a new Christian you need to grow. The best way to do that is to get in touch with other Christians.