We believe that the recovery of New Testament church life and practice is possibly one of the most important issues facing Christians today. When Jesus said “I will build my church” (Matthew 16 v18), He had very clear ideas as to how He wanted to do it, and what churches ought to be like in actual practice. He has given us the blueprint for this through the work and teaching of His apostles as recorded in the pages of the New Testament.

We firstly demonstrate that the apostles of Jesus, at His direction, established and set up churches to function and operate in a particular way. Further, it is shown that this pattern, or blueprint, was intended to be universal, and that all churches should be fundamentally the same when it comes to how they meet and are organised.