Christ Center Assembly House Fellowship Ministry was initiated to foster spiritual growth and unity while glorifying the Almighty God. As believers and members of the household of God, we are admonished by the word of God not to despise fellowship with our brethren Heb 10:25. In addition, after the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven, Acts 2: 42-47 gives us the picture of the beginning of house fellowships in the New Testament churches, stating that the first converts in Jerusalem met in the temple and from house to house “devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers….. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”
Our lives outside church are a continuation of our Sunday worship. We have a unique opportunity to respond in obedience to our General Overseer Pastor Adeboye’s directives. He encourages us to develop House fellowships as centers of prayer, healing, comfort, provision, and restoration. In the same manner, our House Fellowship seeks to promote:
1. The Word of God and spiritual growth: As iron sharpens iron, so people can improve each other, Prov. 27:17. Each group studies together from the Holy Bible and explores biblical themes as outlined in the House Fellowship manual with the love of God. Matthew 18:20 “For wherever two or three people have come together in my name, I am there, right among them!”
2. Promote true communion: As we practice repentance, walking in the light, judgment (discernment), protection of the fellowship, good stewardship; and the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit.
3. Sharing of spiritual gifts, praising and praying together: As we build stronger relationships and share in each other’s joys and concerns in informal settings, connections are made. God uses us to uplift one another according to our spiritual gifts. Rom 12: 9-18; 1 Pet 1:22 “You have been obedient to the truth and purified your souls until you can love like brothers, in sincerity; let your love for each other be real and from the heart.”
4. Evangelism: As secular as today’s world may appear, many still thirst for true fellowship. As we grow spiritually, we become more equipped to share the gospel. We invite our friends, neighbors and co-workers to join us.