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What is the purpose of homecoming at church?
It is a time when a person who has chosen to leaven the home church for personal reasons, spiritual or relocation gets a chance to come back to the home place where her/she first accepted Christ. At this time they get a chance to become reacquainted with the foundation that they received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and also if the Pastor who baptized them is still present they have a chance to visit with him and see some old faces that they may not have saw in some time. They also have a chance to fellowship with old friends and get perhaps feel that relationship that drew them to Christ in the beginning, it is also a time that they get to visit and see if any changes has been brought upon the church or what has been going on in the areas if one has relocated out of state. For this particular reason dome individuals may meet some new friends of the church and see how the religion has changed and the Pastor can see the growth of the individual in the faith as well over the years. Many members take this time to reflect on the personal relationship and how it has changed since their birth if findings Christ. At my home church which is a Traditional Baptist Church many members look forward to seeing the different individuals come home and see their progress in their different faiths , how they enjoy Paising God in their own way.
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They wanted to carry on the work of Jesus and worship without persecution.
A missionary's purpose is to go into the world with the "mission" of sharing their faith and persuading others to join them in their faith. Often missionary work is accompanie…d by humanitarian work, such as caring for the sick (a medical missionary), teaching, running orphanages, etc. A Christian missionary's purpose can be found in the Bible in Mark 16:15 "And he (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature". For more information, see the link at the bottom entitled "What is a missionary?"
The church was one of the first public buildings to be constructed in a new settlement. Because most new settlements were in the wilderness, the church was the center of… the establishment both physically and socially. The steeple was to be the tallest structure so that travelers and newcomers could see it on the horizon and would know where the center of town was and it would lead them in.
An annual event at schools, colleges, and universities for visiting graduates
Church Homecomings' are special services usually set on the anniversary date of the founding of the church. Services are normally themed to acknowledge those saints wh…o not only founded the church but over the years have contributed to the well being of the church and the body of believers. The services can also be a great aid in drawing the body of believers closer to God, one another and the church.
I assume that you mean a cross and not a crucifix. A crucifix is a cross that has the figure of a dying Christ on it. A cross is empty. The cross is one of the symb…ols of Christianity, as it was on a cross that Jesus was executed. Christians believe that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to his ministry, and by his death he atoned for our sins, opening the way for an eternal relationship with God. In other words, Jesus was and is the saviour of all people by what he did. Because the cross is so central to the Christian faith, crosses are seen in churches to remind us through their symbolism of just what Jesus did and act as a focal point in worship and prayer. In Roman Catholic churches the crucifix is more prevalent, as they tend to emphasise the death and sacrifice of Jesus. In protestant churches, however, it is more common to see the cross - the empty cross, reminding us of the greatest miracle of all - that of Jesus' resurrection, and focussing our thoughts and prayers of thanksgiving through it. Christians believe that the empty cross is empty because Jesus is alive through his resurrection. Therefore, as this miracle of Jesus is so central to the Christian faith, the cross, and especially the empty cross, is seen as the most potent and important of Christian symbols, and will be found in every Christian church.
Answer: The church, the collective called-out-ones of God, is symbolic of the "mother" of God's children. Collectively, they are His wife... individually, they are each a de…veloping fetus within her. The church should be a nurturing mother to her Husband's children... loving them, feeding them with the proper nourishment for sustained growth and healthy development in Godly character and obedience to His laws. The food is provided through the "Bread of Life"... the Word of God, the understanding of which is revealed through the "umbilical cord" of the Holy Spirit. They are struggling to be born and are waiting for Jesus Christ to "deliver" them.
In respect of copyright laws, the following has been quoted from: The 10th Episcopal District Lay Organisation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church: Section 1. The purpos…e of this organization shall be to organize and train the laity of the African Methodist Episcopal Church so that each lay person may utilize to the maximum the abilities and skills granted by God, in assisting with the improvement and extension of God’s kingdom, and creating happiness, peace, and harmony among its members. Section 2. Objectives – To accomplish this purpose, the following objectives are adopted. a. To instil in the membership of the church a love for, and an appreciation of, the history, traditions, principles and development of African Methodism by encouraging, motivating, and educating all lay persons. b. To keep forever alive the sacred memory of Richard Allen, our illustrious founder. c. To advocate respect and loyalty at all times to constituted authority and leadership. d. To encourage the laity to support the total program of the church in the local congregation, in the community, and throughout the Connection. e. To foster a systematic and regular study of The Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and of parliamentary procedure, to the end that greater knowledge and information may be disseminated among the laity, and with the further purpose of encouraging lay members to participate more largely in the general functioning and supervision of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. f. To foster, influence, and support all constructive and progressive legislation for the church that promotes the teachings of Jesus Christ. g. To encourage development, recognition, and utilization of the most appropriate operational practices and modern technology in conducting the activities of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. h. To promote the spread of personal evangelism through activities designed to prepare lay members for appropriately conveying God’s Word. i. To provide training in Christian stewardship, which causes lay members to recognize that the connotation of stewardship addresses more than giving money. j. To increase the circulation of church papers. k. To provide for the orderly and systematic training of lay persons, especially officers, in order that they might more effectively perform their service assignments. l. To promote activities which will result in harmonious fellowship for lay persons throughout the Connection. m. To help in the support of the AME educational institutions. n. To give financial assistance to the "Connectional Lay Economic Development Corporation," (CLEDC) in support of "Connectional" programmes.
Church steeples are generally used as bell or clock towers. The height of the steeples or towers are also viewed as a way of reaching skyward towards Heaven- appropriate for t…he Christian religion.
To bring back old members and to reconnect
According to the dictionary, homecoming is a high school, college, or university game, dance, or other evnt to which alumni are invited. Homecoming is a tradition done in Amer…ica. Homecoming is an annual tradition of the United States. People, towns, high schools and colleges come together, usually in late September or early October, to welcome back alumni and former residents.
To learn about God and here is Word also to have fellowship with other Christians....
In Jesus Christ
A font holds the water which is used in baptisms. It comes from the word 'fount' meaning 'source" or "spring". For Christians, baptism initiates a person into the community of… believers in Christ; it means a new life. Traditionally, the font has been placed near the door of a church building for 2 reasons: (a) to signify that a person is entering the Church at baptism (b) for Christians to touch the water upon coming in for worship - it reminds them of their baptism. The practice mentioned in (b) has fallen away in Protestant churches.
You can find a simple poem about a church homecoming service at thelink below.
In The Bible
Young people have need of a saviour just as adults do. Things that we learn when we are young tend to stay with us our entire lives. On these principles it is wise to attend c…hurch while young.