WHO ARE THE CHRISTADELPHIANS?
The Christadelphians are a religious body who aim to adhere to the faith and character of the first century Christian church. We have been in existence for over 150 years.
The name Christadelphian is comprised of two Greek words which in English simply mean ‘Brethren in Christ’ (Hebrews 2:11).
The Christadelphian community first formed in the United States in the mid-1800s after which it quickly spread to the United Kingdom, and is now found all around the world.
Christadelphian communities are called ecclesias. The first Christadelphian community in South Australia was established in Goolwa in 1882 with the Adelaide Christadelphian Ecclesia established in 1886.
Since the establishment of the Adelaide Christadelphian Ecclesia twenty five new congregations have opened across Adelaide and South Australia.
Where Are Christadelphians Found?
We have congregations located throughout the world. We meet in homes, rented rooms, and in some cases, our own halls. (Romans 16:3-5; Acts 5:42; Acts 20:7-8; Colossians 4:15)
How Are Christadelphians Organized?
We are a lay community patterned after first century Christianity. Members of each congregation are addressed as “Brother” and “Sister”, and a strong common belief, hope and love bind us together. (Matthew 23:8-12; Romans 12:4-10; 16:1; 1 Corinthians 12:4-27; Galatians 3:28)
What Kind of Life Do Christadelphians Lead?
God’s way of salvation gives effective direction to our lives. We try to rely fully upon God and develop a faith that is active in prayer and good works. (1 Corinthians 1:3-10; 1 Peter 2:1-5; 2 Peter 1:5-11; James 1:27; 2:17; 5:16; Ephesians 2:5-10) With God’s help, we seek to please and obey Him every day, striving to follow Christ who faithfully obeyed his Father and unselfishly gave his life for mankind.(Philippians 2:13, 4:13; Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 2:1-5; Rom 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:1-2) We therefore endeavour to be enthusiastic in work, loyal in marriage, generous in giving, dedicated in preaching, cheerful in living, and happy in our God. (Ephesians 6:6-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Matthew 5:1-16; Philippians 4:4-8)