All our meetings are in the principle of “mutuality” in which the believers are encouraged to share their experiences of the riches of Christ with one another. Various types of meetings during the week serve different purposes. Find some of the types of meetings we enjoy described below. 1 Cor. 14:26
Truth Training Meetings
The purpose of this meeting is to train believers in knowing the truths contained in the Scriptures. All believers are welcome and invited to attend. Each meeting is focused on a particular topic, and attendants often come prepared with something to speak. (see schedule below)
“But if I delay, I write that you may know how one ought to conduct himself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and base of the truth.” 1 Tim. 3:15
Throughout the week, each believer pursues the enjoyment of the riches of Christ in their daily life. The verses below show that these riches can be shared with others, in much the same way that the Israelites brought offerings to God from their enjoyment of the riches of the Good Land .
“My heart overflows with a good matter; I speak what I have composed concerning the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” Psalm 45:1
“Pursue love, and desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one hears, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks building up and encouragement and consolation to men. He who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but he who prophesies builds up the church.” 1 Cor. 14:1, 3, 4
“But if all prophesy and some unbeliever or unlearned person enters, he is convicted by all, he is examined by all; The secrets of his heart become manifest; and so falling on his face, he will worship God, declaring that indeed God is among you. What then, brothers? Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.” 1 Cor. 14:24-26
“For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged. And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” 1 Cor. 14:31-33
Lord’s Table Meetings
This meeting may be considered the most important of all our meetings. During this time of singing, praising, praying and sharing Christ is our unique center. All other matters are set aside as the believers honor the person and work of Christ. Special attention is paid to follow the leading of the Spirit in a coordinated way. As the Son declares the Father’s name to His many brothers we display His death and anticipate the promise of His return.
“And they continued steadfastly in the teaching and the fellowship of the apostles, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42
Our prayer meetings are normally held in the homes of the believers. But, from time to time we all come together in the same place to pray with more impact.
“And when he became aware of this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John, who was surnamed Mark, where there was a considerable number assembled together and praying.” Acts 12:12
“These all continued steadfastly with bone accord in prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.” Acts 1:14