Who is in charge at Waterloo Christian Fellowship?

There is no formal “leadership” of the church but there are those who seek to lead by example, teach and look after the spiritual welfare of other Christians in Waterloo Christian Fellowship.

According to the Bible in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, the men who are elders in a church must be of good moral character, able to teach the bible and care about the people of the church. These men are ultimately responsible for what is taught in the church, the integrity of the use of funds and pastoral care of the church.

The men who serve as elders are recognised in their role by informal consensus of the church by their pattern of living. Elders usually serve as “unofficial” elders for years before being recognized for their work. That is, he teaches, encourages, mentors, supports and cares for people long before his elder status is recognised as “official”.

This method of recognition is based on the words in 1 Timothy 3 verses 1 and 6 “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work”. It is a work, not a position. “Not a novice…” means he is proven trustworthy to the other people of the assembly.

Are you part of a denomination?

No. The building is owned by a trust who allow us to use it, we maintain it. There is no central office or membership organisation to report statistics, finances or doctrinal creed statements. There is no official list of places like ours, we are independent and seek to follow the bibles teachings.

Each local church is a unique story of the people who were saved in a community because someone at some time told them about Jesus and they believed.

Why the name Waterloo Christian Fellowship?

It’s really simple, the word “Waterloo” because we meet in the street called Waterloo Street – Christian, because we are followers of Jesus Christ – and Fellowship because that is one of the characteristics of being bonded together in Jesus and with each other.