New Testament Christianity
We are a group of people who seek to follow Jesus. We call ourselves the church of Christ as a description of what we are rather than as a title (Romans 16:16). We use the term ‘undenominational’ because we attempt to follow the teachings of the Bible in simplicity, without the intrusion of human doctrine, the same way the early Christians did in the New Testament. We call ourselves Christians, or disciples.
Where the saints assemble
Meeting at various location - Please email us or call ahead for details - PH. 0497 070 353
What to expect at worship services
We assemble every Sunday as the Christians of the first century did. At that time we worship God in the way he has asked us to. This involves five aspects:
During the service various prayers are offered to God by those leading the worship. This is done with reverence and respect.
As a congregation we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19) in accordance with the New Testament pattern and examples.
3) The Lord’s Supper (communion)
Each Sunday morning as a part of our worship service, we gather to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Before he was crucified, Jesus left his disciples instructions to remember him through the communion and so we follow the pattern laid down for us. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). In the communion we partake of a piece of unleavened bread and drink from a cup containing the fruit of the vine (grape juice).
Lessons are delivered from God’s word, the Bible which are aimed to inform, strengthen and encourage those present. We have spare Bibles available and encourage you to study the scriptures to see if the things spoken are so (Acts 17:11).
5) The Collection
After the teaching, a basket is passed around the congregation for the purpose of the members giving a free-will offering (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). The Bible encourages us to contribute with a cheerful heart (2 Corinthians 9:7) and not grudgingly or under a feeling of compulsion. This money is used for the work of the church and for needy brothers and sisters in Christ. As a visitor you are not expected to contribute.