God’s People

General Guidelines On Assembly Life

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Act 2:42 NIV).

We assemble as a church to worship God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ “in spirit and in truth” by relying the Holy Spirit and according to the Word of God (John 4:23,9:38; 16:13-14; Matt 28:9,17; Rom 8:26; Eph 5:19; Col 3:16).

We gather in small groups to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds” and to “encourage one another” so that none of us “may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness” (Heb 10:24-25; 3:13).

Worship Services:

  • Praises and Thanksgiving to the Truine God
  • Open Worship (see Guidelines for Open Worship)
  • The Breaking of Bread (or The Lord’s Supper, the Holy Communion, the Lord’s Table, or the Remembrance of the Lord’s death, resurrection, ascension and return)
  • Preaching and Teaching of God’s Word*
  • Tithes and offerings as acts of worship (collection on 1st Sundays)

*Sunday School and Bible Classes will be held after services for in-depth bible studies.

Prayer Services:

  • Praise, Thanksgiving, Petitions and Intercessions to the Truine God
  • Inculcating spiritual discipline of corporate prayers for concerns of the local church
  • Interceding for the saints and for the lost among our natural sphere of influence
  • Open Sharing: prayer needs, testimonies, mission reports, thanksgiving
  • Meditation on God’s Word for instructions on prayer (e.g. Psalms)
  • Preaching of the Word

Fellowship Groups (Small Groups):

“And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ” (1Jn 1:3 NIV).

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Heb 10:24-25 NIV).

  • Pastoral care for members
  • Bible study and fellowship
  • Encouragement in-Christ to love, to do good and be hospitable

Church Council, Dec 2010