New to St Albans - thinking of joining us?
What you should know:
The congregation of
Lattimore Hall has never had a minister. In that sense we are a do it
One does not need to
ask to join, if you belong to Christ then you belong - we know of no
other basis of fellowship than being a member of His body 1 Cor 12 v
12 - 13, Rom 15 v 7.
We do not have a
hierarchy that one has to submit to, for we all submit to the Lord and His word.
We are a small congregation at the moment - but we expect to start a Sunday School later on in the year and expand our ministry.
The Lord's Supper is
regarded as our central meeting (see details under The Lord's
Supper), that and prayer meetings are open meetings. We believe in
freedom of exercise 1 Cor 14.
We are not a reformed
doctrine congregation (although some in the congregation might be).
The stance, as a whole, is that anyone can be saved by believing in our
Lord Jesus Christ (not for a little while, but for life) John 3 v 16, Acts 16 v 30 - 33.
The Word of God is our
guide and we believe all in it. Therefore, we believe in the rapture, 1
Thess 4 v 15 - 18; the tribulation, Matthew 24 v 15 - 31 which includes the restoration of Israel by a returning Lord Jesus
Christ; the 1000 years reign of Christ, Rev 19 v 4 - 6;
plus the myriad of promises for Israel yet to be fulfilled. God
keeps all his promises.
Our hall is very
accommodating and anyone exercised in reaching out to children,
youth, mothers or older people with the gospel will find the liberty to do so, our facility is there to be used. Also, with a top quality exhibition on the premises that caters for children and adults we have in built advantages for reaching out to the community and schools etc.
All major decisions are made at business
meetings as every member is vital.
For legal reasons we
have to keep a register of members to meet charity rules – regular
attendance makes one a member, no attendance without a valid reason
for twelve weeks takes one off the register.
At the moment we are a
small congregation and joining with us will help us all.