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What would an Acts 2 community look like today?

In our last meeting, (Sabbath, February 6, @ 5:00pm), we shared some honest dialogue.  Personally, I expressed my desire to be involved in a New Testament model of church – an Acts 2, community.  Many of you shared that same desire and we began reflecting on what an Acts 2, community would look like today.

What is Church?

Have you Done Your Homework?

Our homework was to simply ask God for insight and write down the impressions He put in our hearts. Thanks for the responses so far.  It’s not too late to send in your prayerful impressions.

Everyone should take a ‘stab’ at it!  Why not take a few moments to ask God what His community of faith should look like today.  Email your impressions to;

“Why aren’t we discussing where the new church will be and when we’re getting started?”

It’s a good question… Here’s a quick answer:

We established early on that ‘church’ is who we are; people committed to Christ and each other.  Church services are important, but knowing what we exist for and learning how to become a true community is essential to our success as a faith community. Importantly, it will shape the impact we have on those around us. It’s a critical, first-step.

Example: No one starting a new business will spend more time focussing on the location and opening times, without first establishing what business they are in, who their customers are and why their ‘services’ will be valuable.

The most common mistake start-up churches make is to focus on ‘How’ church can happen and where services will take place, often failing to address ‘What’ they are trying to achieve by starting a church!  No new church can afford to skip the process of knowing exactly what they are trying to do.  Sure, it’s a challenging task and may seem obvious until you attempt it. It’s difficult but absolutely worth the effort. The good news is that we have a blueprint in Acts 2!

Let’s get on the same page and share a common vision!  Don’t worry, the ‘where’ and ‘when’ will come shortly…

At our next meeting, I have an important update I’d like to share with you all in person…  TBA

Pastor Paul & Petronella


February 16, 2010 - Posted by | General Message, Uncategorized


  1. When I think of an Acts 2 church I think of the times and people involved. Here we found a group of people that had gathered together in one accord and prayed for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Then (and only then) with the power of the Spirit this group went forth and taught others of who they were in Jesus. As a group the focus was on enabling others to go forward and do the work. Those that had been gifted with resources gave freely to those that had been gifted with other spiritual gifts. Together they all sought to free people of the bondage of sin and worldly desires. Together they all realized who and what their purpose was. They came knowing they were with Jesus and seeking to tell others about the conversion experience they had.

    In short, this was a church of prayer and a church of fellowship (they ate together and discussed doctrine) and a church of action. In was a church of transparency as they each knew it was only through the power of Jesus that anything could be finished. Acts 4:32 states it well.. one heart and one soul.

    I look forward to that church coming together in one accord here soon.

    Comment by Craig Johnston | February 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] February 27th, 4:30-5:30p. The Hunt’s… Have a HAPPY SABBATH!! P.S. Please complete the homework. It’s not too late. Ask God for insight and write down the impressions He puts in your hearts. “What would an Acts 2 community look like today?“ […]

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  3. People would be filled with love. We would lookout for one another. We would share with one another. If someone is missing we would notice and follow up with them. We would meet more often for fellowship reasons and not just on Sabbath. We would have ownership and accountability. We would put God first in what we do and the holy spirit would dwell among us and be our guide!

    Comment by Eunice | February 27, 2010 | Reply

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