A Local Christadelphian Congregation
Our only authority: The Bible
The Christadelphians believe the Bible is God's only authority on earth. Emphasis is given to "studying" and "reading" (1 Timothy 4:13). No other authority is acknowledged. All teachings are held up to the scrutiny of the word of God according to to the practice of the first century community (Acts 17:11, 1 John 4:1).
The Christadelphians firmly anticipate the return of Jesus Christ physically to the earth to establish the kingdom of God (Acts 1:6; 11). He will physically raise the dead who have remained unconscious to this point (1 Thes 4:16). He will build a temple for his father in Jerusalem (2 Sam 2:13) where he will reign for 1,000 years over all mankind (Luke 1:33; Rev 20:6; Dan 2:44). This will bring about the redemption of all mankind as the planet is brought under the righteous rule of Christ and his saints.
Christadelphian families strive to read the Bible daily, following a daily reading planner. Moral guidelines found in the bible are used to shape family and individual activities.
Worship and Bible Study
Following the spirit of Hebrews 10v25, Christadelphians endeavor to meet around God's word several times during the week. Sunday school is held every Sunday morning at 9:30am where Bible lessons are taught to both children, teenagers and adults. A memorial (remembrance) meeting following the pattern laid out by Christ and emphasised by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 11 is held at 11:00am. An evening lecture is held Sunday nights where the public is invited to join in Bible study on basic doctrinal, moral and prophetic issues. A Bible class is held on Tuesday nights for more indepth study of God's word.
Lay Ministry & Congregations
The Bible instructs us to "buy the truth and sell it not" (Proverbs 23:23), therefore there are no paid ministers in the Christadephian body. Bible studies are lead by experienced individuals who have studied the word of God and prepared classes to share with other members of the congregation and the public.
Each congregation (ecclesia) is formed from Bible believers with who hold to a similar "statement of faith". The different ecclesias are autonomous and meet with other ecclesias under the same "statement of faith", in a similar way the apostles met in the first century.