People often ask the same questions when they come to one of our meetings, so here are some answers to help. If you have more questions please don’t hesitate to contact David and Pam
Why we meet – We meet because we are part of God’s family, and we want to learn more about our creator God and express our worship to him together.
What else might happen?
Prayer – During our praise and worship we will often pray for the sick and needs of the people. We also want God to speak to us through certain spiritual gifts such as prophesy.
Breaking bread – ‘Breaking bread’ (or ‘Communion’ or the ‘Lords Supper’, as some people call it) is something that we do because Jesus told us to. As we break and share the bread, drink the wine and pray together it reminds us of the significance of Jesus’ death -the broken bread reminds us of his body broken on the cross and the wine reminds us of his blood, he died so that we could be friends with God. This simple meal also reminds us of our covenant with God made possible through Christ’s death and resurrection.
The talk – More often than not we make time in our meetings to listen to someone talk from the Bible ‘the sermon’. This is very important to us, as the Bible is God’s written means of communication with us, helping us to understand how he thinks and what he likes, like a letter from our heavenly Father. The Bible is our handbook for life.
Service format – We recognize that Christians who visit or live here in Spain come from various denominational and cultural backgrounds; therefore we aim to provide a flexible and relevant Sunday programme that will be both devotional and practical for all who choose to worship with us
How long is the service? – Typically about 90 minutes or so.
What about money? – At some of our meetings, you may see us collecting money. We call this an ‘offering’, because no one is obliged to give anything unless they want to offer it. Many people who are part of our church give by ‘tithing’ – regularly giving 10% of their income ( ‘tithe’ means a tenth).
Some of the money is used for general running costs of the church, for example to pay the pastor, rent and running costs. Some is used for special projects, such as helping people in need in poorer countries or helping someone in need.