About the Christadelphians

The name ‘Christadelphian’

Christadelphians could have called themselves Christians. But from about 100 A.D. some Christians began to change the original faith of Christ and his apostles. So, as most Christians now don’t have the same beliefs as they do, about 150 years ago Christadelphians chose a different name

It was said of the followers of Christ, “he is not ashamed to call them brothers” (Hebrews 2 v 11).  The name Christadelphian (Greek, like the New Testament original) simply means ‘brothers in Christ’.

Christadelphian beliefs

Based on the Bible, Christadelphians believe that:

All Christadelphian beliefs are the same as those taught by Jesus Christ and his apostles.

Christadelphian practices

The Christadelphians have no paid ministry, no robes, or elaborate ceremonies. There is no ‘head of the church’ and no legislative council. Their ecclesias (the New Testament word for ‘church’) organise their own affairs, though the pattern is very similar everywhere.  Like the ‘elders’ of New Testament times, members are appointed by each ecclesia to manage its affairs and preside at its meetings.

At the weekly meeting for the ‘breaking of bread’, there are hymns, prayers, readings from the Bible, and a short talk (an ‘exhortation’). The bread and wine circulate among all the ‘brothers and sisters’ present. Voluntary collections are taken to meet all the expenses.

Christadelphians hold regular public talks and exhibitions about the Bible and what it teaches. They also teach children in Sunday Schools and Youth Groups. As a community, Christadelphians try to help and care for each other, with ecclesias in many parts of the world



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