Worship and Breaking of Bread
Sunday or ‘Lord’s Day’ morning begins with a time of singing hymns of praise and worship. This is followed by a short message which leads us into a time of individual worship. As God’s children, we have the privilege to fulfil our priestly ministry to offer our individual worship to Him.
By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.
Following this time of worship, we have a further ministry of the Word of God. This ministry seeks to search, edify and prepare our hearts before taking part in the Breaking of Bread, worthily.
1 Corinthians 11.26
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till He come.
The preaching of the Gospel seeks to bring sinners to salvation through the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a fitting ministry for those who are seeking to know more about the Lord and wish to know Him personally as their Saviour.
1 Corinthians 15.1-2
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
This time has been set aside, as exhorted in the Word of God, for His Church to gather for prayer. It is a very necessary time to pray for the needs of the Church, the fruit of the ministry and for various other prayer requests.
Acts 2.42 They continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
As the Apostle Paul exhorted Timothy, we are to study the Scriptures –
2 Timothy 2.15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.
This Bible teaching ministry is used to be taught aspects of the Word of God, in a consecutive manner, line upon line, precept upon precept. The purpose of this is to ensure we are not only hearers of the Word of God, but doers as well. We are exhorted to apply what we are taught, in our daily walk with the Lord.
Jesus began both to do and teach.
Children and Youth Ministry
Provision is made for children and young people of all ages. Following the classes below, there is a time of fellowship supper, when the children and youth can discuss the Word of God, clarify or ask questions about the ministry, or share how God has worked in their lives. There is also a time for men and women to reflect on the Word of God as well.
Babies & Infants (Ages 0-6)
Children up until the age of 6 years old are introduced to God and His Word, the Bible, through songs (including action songs), memory verses and Bible stories.
Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto Me: for of such is the Kingdom of heaven.
Primary School (Ages 7-12)
The Bible is further explored through Bible stories and learning Scripture verses. Foundations of the Christian faith are taught and drawn out of stories and accounts in the Bible. The children are given an opportunity to ask questions they may have and are led to the Lord, should they desire to be.
Come, ye children, hearken unto Me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
High School, University & Adults (who are young at heart! 13y+)
The ministry to the youth is aimed to bring them to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour. The Word is given to equip the youth to face the many challenges and temptations in this present, evil world.
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
Parents/ adults are also welcome to this ministry as it is still very applicable!
This ministry prepares and encourages women to be prophetesses and women of faith. It also encourages mothers to guide their children, equipping them for daily life in holiness, faith and godliness.
On My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.
Prayer and Fasting
In addition to our weekly Church prayer meeting, we hold a further extended time of prayer and fasting. This is another opportunity for the Church to continue in fervent prayer for matters concerning His people.
He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.
This is a opportunity time for believers to preach the gospel in public places. This public testimony and outreach involves singing songs, handing out literature and speaking to those who are seeking to know more about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.