Who Are We?
We are a group of Christian disciples who desire to worship and fellowship together as a lighstand in our community. Christadelphians are very Bible-based, and committed to individual and collective bible study. We do this to reflect our faith in our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus. Our local church has existed for over 150 years in the Chicago area and our current lightstand is in Lombard, IL.
Who Are The Christadelphians? Are They New?
The Christadelphians are a small religious body who have deliberately attempted to get back to the faith and character of the early Christian church. We have been in existence since 1848 as a worldwide community. The name 'Christadelphian' means "Brethren in Christ".
Where Are Christadelphians Found?
We are located throughout the world. Like the early Christians, we meet in homes, rented rooms, and in some cases, our own halls.
(Acts 1:13; 2:46; 18:7; 19:9; 28:30)
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 all have an equal joint responsibility for the welfare of the church. A strong common belief binds our Brotherhood together.
(Matthew 23:8-12; Romans 12:4-6; 16:1; 1 Corinthians 12:4-27; Galatians 3:28)
What Do Christadelphians Believe and Teach?
We believe that the Bible is God's only revealed message to mankind, given to bring responsive individuals to the obedience of faith. The Bible is our only authority, and we teach that it should be read prayerfully and with care at every opportunity.
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. At the same time, however, we recognize that salvation is by grace.
(1 Corinthians 1:3-11; 1 Peter 2:1-5; 2 Peter 1:5-11; James 2:17,5:16; Ephesians 2:5-10)
With God's help, we seek to please and obey Him every day, striving to imitate Christ who faithfully obeyed his Father and unselfishly gave himself for mankind.
(Philippians 2:13, 4:13; Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 2:1-5; Rom 12:1-2; Ephesians 5:1-2)
We therefore endeavor 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 4:1-8; 2 Corinthians 9; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; John 16:33; Matthew 5:1-16; Philippians 4:4-7)