We are a Reformed Evangelical Church in the city of Gdansk. We stand in the tradition of the Reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin. We believe in the Triune God (Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost). The Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to change human lives and the reality around us. We strive to base our teaching, doctrine and everyday practice on the Bible.
Our church is a member of an international body of churches called Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches, an alliance of conservative Reformed Evangelical Churches.
We warmly welcome all visitors to our services: to worship God, learning His Word, and communing at His table. After each service, we have time of fellowship, including tea and coffee. Our services are held in House of Scout (Dom Harcerza) on Sundays at 11 a.m., at Za Murami 2-10 Street (at the old town in Gdansk).
Pastor Pawel Bartosik (e-mail: bartosik7(at)gmail.com).
Statements of Faith
A. The Apostles' Creed (2nd century)
I believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades. On the third day He rose again, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father; from thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
B. Nicean Creed (381 AD)
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the virgin, Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into Heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church; acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
C. Definition of Chalcedon (451 AD)
Following, then, the holy fathers, we unite in teaching all men to confess the one and same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. This selfsame one is perfect both in deity and in humanity; truly God and truly man, with a rational soul and a body; consubstantial with the Father according to His deity, and consubstantial with us according to the humanity; like us in all respects, sin only excepted. Before the ages He was begotten of the Father, according to the deity, and in these last days, for us and for our salvation, He was born of Mary the virgin, who is Godbearer according to His humanity; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only-begotten, to be acknowledge in two natures; without confusing them, without interchanging them, without dividing them, and without separating them; the distinction of natures by no means taken away by the union, but the properties of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one subsistence; not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same only-begotten So, the Lord Jesus Christ, as from the beginning the prophets have declared concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the symbol of the fathers has handed down to us.]
D. Three Forms of Unity
Besides these basic confessions of ancient and historic Church we also hold Three Forms of Unity:
- Belgic Confession AD. 1561
- Heidelberg Catechism AD. 1563
- Canons of Dort AD. 1618-1619
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Jan Kalwin in Poland by Gerry Wisz
(this artcile has been originally published in "Christian Renewal" 19th of July 2009)
The Polish port city of Gdansk (known as Danzig when under Germany) was once 90 percent Protestant, says Pawel Bartosik, the minister of a fledgling Reformed church in this European metropolis on the outer edge of a predominantly Roman Catholic nation. "One year after Luther's 95 theses, there were Lutheran churches in Gdansk," he said.
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth, Bartosik and members of his congregation reminded city residents of their town's heritage with a giant poster and enumerated historical events tied to the Reformation. The poster and accompanying book table, piled with Reformed theological and devotional literature translated into Polish – and some by Polish Reformers -- were more than well received, he said. The evangelism project lasted two weeks, and protestants from other churches in town came by with sandwiches and hot tea.
But one would expect that, since Bartosik, no wallflower, is already well known in town, and becoming better known in Poland. Although the church is not yet five years old, the Baltic seaport town's residents – and also more across the nation -- have come to know Pawel as a vigilant and tech savvy proponent and defender of Calvinism. At 32, Bartosik is an example of a younger generation's ease and comfort with the Web. When I interviewed him on Skype, he popped up visually as well as audibly on my desktop, asking, "Can you hear me?" when I still fumbled with the microphone, never mind a video camera.