A typical church service in a Believers Eastern Church includes 30 minutes of worship and adoration of Jesus Christ and 40 minutes of systematic teaching from the Word of God with practical applications. It also includes prayers, Scripture readings and confession of the Nicene Creed or the Apostle's Creed. The creed that is confessed helps new believers become grounded in sound doctrine. Following a systematic reading of the Word of God during the worship service is especially important for the illiterate people in the congregations. All of this is not to the exclusion of spontaneous prayer and worship, which is also enthusiastically encouraged and taught.
All this serves to help unify the 2.6 million believers in the Body across South Asia and gives believers a sense of a greater community and involvement in the Church.
More about Believers Eastern Church from K.P. Yohannan
We wanted to give you an inside look at how the Lord has led us over the years.
We at Gospel for Asia are committed as a non-denominational mission's movement to the authority of God's Word and the call of God upon His people to give all for the sake of the Great Commission. In South Asia we have contextualized to the culture, and they have embraced the Good News in an extraordinary way. Multitudes are coming to the Lord!
I hope you will be encouraged to hear firsthand how the Lord has been going before us. Thank you for the part you are playing.
For those who have yet to hear,
Watch Brother K.P. talk about the work on the field and how contextualizing to the culture has helped people embrace the Good News in tremendous ways.