Countryside Bible Chapel was established in Lexington MA in 1958. We are an independent, evangelical, non-denominational assembly of Christians joined together by our common faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our vision is to call men and women of all races and backgrounds in our area to faith in Jesus Christ as growing disciples who have a meaningful relationship with Him. We seek to do this through balanced biblical teaching, corporate worship and prayer, and Spirit-led involvement in each other’s lives.
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God and our final authority for faith and life. We believe in one God, our Creator and Sustainer, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that man was created in the image of God. He sinned, however, and as a result, decay, physical death, and spiritual death (separation from God) have passed down to all men. We believe that all men are born with a sinful nature and can only be saved from it through the work of Christ by the grace of God.
We believe that Christ died for our sins as our substitute. Those who believe in Him are declared righteous by God on the basis of His blood shed on the cross.
We believe that the Holy Spirit makes us aware of our need for Christ, enables us to believe in Him, and indwells us upon believing to assure us of our relationship to Christ and hour hope of eternal life. The Holy Spirit also empowers us to lead holy lives.
We believe in the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ at the end of this age.
We believe in the future bodily resurrection. The saved will enjoy everlasting blessedness. The unsaved face eternal punishment.
A number of characteristics distinguish us from many other churches.
We have people from all stages of life, seasoned saints to single adults and many families with children ranging from infants to college. Our congregation has also been blessed to be made up of people from a broad range of racial and ethnic backgrounds reflecting the Gospel’s reach to all nations, languages, and cultures.
We have a flourishing AWANA program that brings together more than 100 children and 25 leaders and helpers on Friday nights during the school year. We also have a growing youth ministry that now draws up to 25 young people.
Our Sunday morning schedule begins with Communion around the Lord’s Table at 9:00 am, Sunday School for all ages at 10:15 am, and a worship and preaching service at 11:15 am. We have a time of fellowship at 12:15 pm. Sunday evenings find us meeting in homes for small group or at the chapel for a time of singing and prayer depending on the Sunday. During the week we have a number of activities including the Friends of Countryside disabilities ministry, Celebrate Recovery, a mid-week prayer, Bible study and fellowship meeting and AWANA and youth group on Friday night.
We are centrally located in the Northwest Boston suburbs, with easy access to I-95/128, just south of the Burlington Mall on Lowell St in Lexington.