What's in a Name

The Name

The name 'Christadelphian' may be unfamiliar, or even confusing if you have never come across it before. It is formed from Greek words chosen to suggest the meaning  'brothers in Christ'.

So you may ask, why choose this name for the church? Well, when we look at the New Testament we find that Jesus often called his followers his brothers; also the Apostles writing to the new churches shortly after the death of Jesus often addressed their letters to 'the brothers'.

In the following passage from the New Testament Jesus is telling us that he considers all those that follow his message to be his brothers and sisters, and therefore part of the same spiritual family.

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew Ch 28

The term brothers or brethren was generally used in a generic way to include both male and females, which is why members of Christadelphian congregations address each other as 'brother' or 'sister'.

Each member of our community endeavours to act like a family member treating each other with love, care and respect.