Discover a Revitalized Fellowship Experience: Uniting Believers in Christ
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,”
As believers and followers of Jesus, our spiritual well-being is deeply rooted in our relationship with God and, consequently, with our fellow believers. We yearn for a fellowship that nurtures and supports our faith, whether we’re a new or seasoned believer, young or old, married or single, broken or whole.
What we need is not just any fellowship, but the right one—one that is grounded in truth, fosters love and good works, and cultivates genuine, meaningful relationships in service to the Lord.
Without frequent connection to a devoted group of believers, our spiritual health suffers. By God’s grace, let us experience the transformative power of believers who discover their God-given purpose and commit ourselves to following His will. May we find our greatest satisfaction in honoring, glorifying and magnifying the Creator and Sustainer of all!
Many of today’s ostensibly-Christian fellowship strategies are not God-centered or God-honoring. Costly structures with and without fancy and ornate trappings and shops, meticulously-choreographed theater- and concert-like performances, feel-good accommodation and inclusion of sinful lifestyles and wokeism, the preaching of a “modern” social justice “gospel,” leaders who draw multitudes to their personal charisma, and exciting programs and events attract many followers, but Jesus’ command to us is to come and follow HIM, not worldly enticements which fail to promote true discipleship or forge authentic, intimate relationship with Him – and one another IN Him.
Many other fellowship efforts which avoid the errors above simply fail to fulfill Ephesians 4:11-16. Congregants come and go, year after year – all well-intentioned and wonderful people, but the works God has prepared for them before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 2:10) go undone. Leadership fails to teach, exhort and prepare them for much beyond the Vacation Bible School, the annual bake and rummage sales, the missionary’s visit, the occasional church supper or chicken BBQ, and the men’s and ladies’ breakfasts, lunches or bible studies.
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Rediscover the Essence of Early Church Fellowship
At Together-In-God Fellowship, we are dedicated to emulating the early-church style fellowship exemplified by Jesus, the Apostles and the early everyday converts. Our mission is to nurture new believers, to allow God to use us as His instruments to introduce the unsaved to His plan of salvation, to foster love and unity among ourselves and other believers, to help each other grow in our devotion to the Lord and one another, and to remain humble in the reminder that each of us is in need of growth and correction.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sin against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as thoughGod were making his appeal through us.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
Welcome to Together-In-God Fellowship in the, Penn Yan, NY area where we are committed to both serving and being served. Explore our About page, and click on Testimonies to meet some of the individuals who have experienced the power and benefits of early-church style fellowship.
A Gentle Admonition
We have had several contacts with mature, knowledgeable, experienced believers who agree wholeheartedly with fellowships like ours which seek to apply NT Church principles regarding form and function, fruit production, discipleship and attracting the lost unto salvation in Christ. Nevertheless, these folks choose to remain in their modern institutional model hoping to persuade their leadership and fellow congregants to do what we and others are doing. We are not aware of any success to any degree whatsoever with such strategy. Meanwhile, small fellowships all around are left wanting for precisely such human assets who would be so useful and effective in the works God has prepared for His Church. At the close of our contact, they express excitement and full agreement with our effort and even pray with us for success. They then embark on a hopeless course. If you or someone you know is of this mindset, we ask you to prayerfully consider what God would desire.