About US & What We Believe
Norwood Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church is a very warm, humble, great Holy Spirit-filled church that illustrates and shares the love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Affectionately known as the "Noisy Crew" we freely Worship God through Praise & Worship, Invocation, Welcoming all Visitors, Share in Giving to God's Kingdom, and to hear the BREAD OF HEAVEN being preached through the chosen, anointed Vessel of GOD: Pastor Randy L. Glover.
Our Church Principles :
Baptism- the immersion or dipping of a believer into water symbolizing the complete renewal and change in the believer’s life and testifying to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the way of salvation. We participate in baptism to follow in Jesus’ footsteps; He was baptized and then started His ministry and work for God. His baptism is told in Matthew 3:13-17; and He states, “Let it be so now, it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness” Which means it is important for us as Christians to be baptized in order to begin our journey with the Lord.
Communion- a sharing in the life and death of Christ by using simple symbols: bread and wine. This practice creates a relationship between Christ and the believer and of the believers with one another in a partnership or unity.We use bread to represent the body of Jesus, which was broken when he was crucified. The wine represents His blood which was shed. It was shed to cleanse us of our sins. By participating in communion we honor Jesus’ sacrifice for us, and we do it in thanks and reverence. Jesus tells us in Luke 22:19 “this do in remembrance of me”…meaning to do communion to remember Jesus.
Baby Dedication Ceremony- At the church we dedicate children; we dedicate their lives to God, and ask for His guidance while raising them. We anoint the right ear, right hand, and the right foot so they will hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, do the work of the Lord, and walk in the way of the Lord.
Candlelight Communion- Our candlelight service is held at 6pm, we come together at the church and dedicate our entire service to remembering the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. At the end we light candles to remind us to be the lights of the world, as Jesus tells us in St. Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.”