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WHAT IS THE CHURCH?

We believe that the true church comprises of all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone.

When most people hear the word church they probably think of a building, but biblically speaking, a church is much more than a building. In fact, some would say that the church is not a building at all, but is all about the people. But what is the church?


The early Christian church had no buildings in the sense of what we consider church buildings today. At that time Christians were often persecuted and, as a result, often met in secret usually in homes. As the influence of Christianity spread, eventually buildings dedicated to worship were established and became what we know today as churches.

In this sense, then, the church consists of people not buildings. The church is not a building, but a body of believers with a specific nature and purpose. Fellowship, worship and ministry are all conducted by people, not buildings.

They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, which we refer to as the church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head.


Yours sincerely,

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH UK


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