480 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA Worship times: Sundays at 9:00am, 10:15am, and 11:15am


Who We Are


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.

Statement of Faith

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.

Distinctive Characteristics

A number of characteristics distinguish us from many other churches.

  • Plurality of leadership. A board of elders is responsible for the spiritual life of the fellowship, and a board of deacons is responsible for the practical needs of the body.
    Priesthood of all believers. We do not distinguish between clergy and laity, but believe the Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts to all believers for the effective working of the local body (Eph. 4:11-12; 1 Peter 2:5,9; Rev. 1:6.)
  • Communion service. This service is a central focus of worship at CBC. We observe it weekly as a time of sharing from the Scriptures, praying and singing that is centered around the person and work of Jesus Christ and the salvation that He provided through His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. The meeting culminates in the partaking of the emblems of bread and wine, representing the body and blood of the Lord Jesus sacrificed for our sins. It is open to every believer who is not openly or willfully living in sin (1 Cor. 12:23-34.)
  • Autonomy of the local church. We are not aligned with a denomination and our only head is Christ (Eph. 1:22-23, 5:23.)

Attendance

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.

Schedule

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.

Physical Location

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.