A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. After a number
of important steps in our process of establishing a Baptist congregation in Jessheim, we were officially received into the
Norwegian Baptist Union during the summer congress.
Our inclusion within the union was affirmed through the warm applause and enthusiasm of the delegates sent
from congregations throughout the union.
In addition, the delegates from Gardermoen International Baptist Fellowship were blessed in prayer by the
collective Baptist community.
This occasion was an important landmark for our congregation. The dedication of our congregation in
March can be seen as the first turning of the shovel in the beginning of a building project. The inclusion of our congregation
within the Norwegian Baptist Union can be seen as the laying of our cornerstone. A cornerstorne is the reference point
for all building construction. It establishes the building on a firm level foundation, and marks its placement in the
landscape. Our only true foundation is Jesus Christ as our saviour. At the same time we have established our identity
within the Christian church landscape as a Baptist faith community.
It is our prayer that this will mark the beginning of a building process that will bless and transform the
lives of people in our local area.