The Christadelphians are a community who follow the faith and beliefs of the first century Christians as recorded in the Bible. We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and it is our guide for life.
The name ‘Christadelphian’ has been in use for about 150 years. It comes from two Greek words and means “brothers and sisters in Christ”.
We are a lay community patterned after first century Christianity. Each congregation is called an ‘ecclesia’ (the Greek New Testament word for church). We have no paid clergy or church hierarchy. Members of each congregation are addressed as ‘brother’ or ‘sister’, and all are involved in organising our activities. All members contribute their time and energy voluntarily in service to God.
Each ecclesia is self-governing. There is no national, or international ‘leadership’ or ‘central office’. But Christadelphians do share a fellowship worldwide based on a common faith. In this way the relations between assemblies are more like a family than in many traditional churches. This is the New Testament model. (Ephesians 3:15; 4:1-6, 1 John 1:6-7)