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Early Christian communities

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Early Christian communities

  1. 1. Early Christian Communities
  2. 2. Characteristics• People of God – Everyone is welcome.• Faith – in the Risen Jesus. Believed andlived the ‘Good News’• Worship – prayed and worshippedtogether at home and in the Temple.
  3. 3. • Way of Life – lived according to ‘Love oneanother’. Shared and cared for oneanother.• Community – led by ministers – leaders,teachers + preachers. Everyone workedfor the good of the community.
  4. 4. So…• Characterisitics of the earlychristian communities were:–A people of faith–A worshipping people–A people of action–A people in community.
  5. 5. Modern Faith Communities• Examples of Christians working ascommunities of faith in the world todayare:• St Vincent de Paul• Holy Faith Sisters• Trocaire• Samaritans• Parish of Celbridge
  6. 6. What evidence is there that theparish of Celbridge is:A people of faith –A worshipping people –A people of action –A people in community -
  7. 7. What evidence is there that theparish of Celbridge is:A people of faith –A worshipping people –A people of action –A people in community -

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