WHo are the Christadelphians?
The Christadelphians try to emulate the faith and character of Jesus Christ. The name 'Christadelphian' has been in use for about 150 years. It comes from two Greek words and means "Brothers and Sisters in Christ".
Christadelphians are located in over 120 countries throughout the world with large groups in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, North America, India, Asia and Africa. Like the early Christians, we meet in homes, rented rooms and, in some cases, our own halls.
We are a lay community meaning we have no paid pastors or church hierarchy. Each congregation is called an 'ecclesia' (the Greek New Testament word for church). Members of our congregations are regarded as 'brothers and sisters', and all are involved in organising our activities. All members contribute their time and energy voluntarily in service. A strong common belief holds our community together.
Faith in God as our Father and the Creator of the world, and Jesus Christ as His Son and our Saviour are pre-eminent in our beliefs. We take the Bible very seriously and try to pattern our lives on Jesus Christ and his teachings.
"In everything give thanks."
1 Thessalonians 5 v 18
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Philippians 4 v 8