"They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people."
Acts 2: 46
Meeting together in homes is nothing new. Sometimes this is out of choice and sometimes out of necessity. Either way, the simplicity of fellowship in a smaller group forces a level of intimacy, authenticity and accountability hard to replicate in a bigger setting.
"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
Acts 2: 42
Prayer, the scriptures, worship, breaking bread and testimony we believe should always be an integral part of meeting together. 30 years ago random power cuts were not unusual and recent events have shown us that we cannot always assume to rely on what we might expect.
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it".
We believe in the call of God however, as much as we would like it we don’t always have it all figured out. Thankfully God does and we believe He will tell us and confirm the way as the days unfold.
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work"
1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Being church is more than a meeting. OFCM.
- O One - the importance of our individual devotional life.
- F Few – twos and threes allow greater friendship, discipleship and intimacy.
- C Company – Food and fun. Let others know who you are.
- M Meeting – Gather together as the body of Christ