Who we are

Actually, the answer could be so simple: We are people who believe in Jesus Christ and therefore, as the Bible says, also belong to his church. But unfortunately, since its emergence in the first century, the church has moved far away from the biblical model and has adopted many foreign elements. That is why we would like to go into the question of who we are in a little more detail.

What we believe

We believe in God. That means we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. This faith includes his accomplished work of redemption, the forgiveness of our sins, his love for us, and also the belief that he is risen and Lord over all. This Jesus Christ we have come to know and love. He has changed our lives and has become the content and meaning of our existence.

A new life

The Bible says that we are God's children when we have received Jesus (John 1:12), and calls this fact regeneration. Thus, every Christian possesses the eternal life of God with all its attributes and blessings, and thereby even becomes, as Peter puts it in his letter, a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has become our life. In him, God has given us everything.

The goal of divine life: the building of the church

God has given us his life with a very specific purpose: He wants to build His church with us. On the one hand, each one is to learn personally to live and express himself through Christ whom he has received. And on the other hand, our lives are to be directed toward the goal that God has planned from the beginning, namely, the building up of His church (Mt. 16:18; Eph. 3:9-10).

Where is the church

Whoever becomes a believer in Jesus Christ today and has recognized God's plan wonders where the church, as described in the Bible, actually is. He has found God, but where is the church? He is faced only with a multitude of churches and Christian groups with the most diverse designations. Is everything right that calls itself "church"? Where should he gather with other Christians and serve God together with them?

The biblical principle: One church per locality

Where is the church? This question has also moved us. As the New Testament describes it, there was initially only one church in each locality where Christians lived (Acts 8:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Thes. 1:1; Rev. 1:11 and others). Where churches, i.e. plural, are spoken of, it is in each case larger areas of land, such as Galatia and Asia, to which they were assigned. This gave us information on how to gather as a church and keep or restore unity: All Christians should be one in their respective places of residence and form the one church in that locality. It is neither scriptural nor an honor for our Lord if each of us goes to "his" assembly - a group of his choice - instead of to the assembly of the church in the respective locality of residence, to which we actually already all belong.

The courage to restore

We are thankful that we recognized this simple biblical principle of unity and were able to follow it right away with others. Of course, this biblical understanding of the church includes all our brothers and sisters in Christ, of whatever stamp, and offers everyone the opportunity to participate practically in the building of the church. Shouldn't we, who live in our locality and belong to the Lord, simply gather as the church in our locality? God needs people today who have the courage to leave traditions and historically established circumstances in order to follow His Word, both in their personal lives and in church practice. God has blessed this his witness of unity with the fullness of his experience in the last decades, and we pray that he will continue to do so.

Our burden

Thus, on the one hand, our concern is that many more people hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and are saved, but on the other hand, we would like to place ourselves at the Lord's disposal for the building up of His church. In this sense we also pray that his name be sanctified, his kingdom come and his will be done. Everyone is welcome to visit us and see what God has done and is doing. And don't be disappointed if you don't find the usual worship schedule or liturgy, but many brothers and sisters who are built up with each other and support the congregation through what they experience with God or discover in the Word of God.