Our Practice & Pattern
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
We believe the simple pattern outlined in Acts 2:42 provides a healthy model of what the church is primarily to be about. As is true of each believer, each church family will have specific and unique ministry areas. Yet foundational to our fellowship are the constant and unwavering commitment to prioritize these aspects of church body life.
Apostle’s Teaching: The Bible is God’s Word. We study through books of the bible, chapter by chapter as our consistent practice, while occasionally stopping to do a short series or topical teaching. (1 Tim 3:16)
Fellowship: The mark of disciples of Jesus Christ is love one to another. We encourage time around our meetings to interact with each other, pray for one another, and assist one another as brothers and sisters. (John 13:34-35)
Breaking of Bread: Communion (along with baptism), is an important element in our spiritual life. We provide times often to reflect, remember, and rejoice in the body and blood of our Savior. (Luke 22:17-20)
Prayers: ‘Pray Always!’ said Jesus. We are committed to regular times of prayer for thanksgiving, direction, supplication, and intercession. The best way to learn to pray is to pray! (Luke 18:1)