Burlington Agape Community Church is dedicated to revealing God’s glory in every avenue of our lives. As children of God, we have been endowed with many gifts, talents, and abilities that we can use to honor God. We features several established as well as blossoming ministries and groups for every kind of gift and every type of person. Although we are one body in Christ, we have unique and diverse skills that we are called to invest into the Kingdom of God. We open our doors to the community to form a harmonious body that desires to praise God with their special talents. Each group holds monthly and, in many cases, weekly gatherings of fun and creative fellowship time.
We are always open to opening up more groups upon suggestion!
The true identity of people of God is firstly related to service. Christians are those who offer services to God. The meaning of service cannot be defined simply. According to Paul, the service is not only offered in a limited time and space on a special day but in a whole life process offering “the bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God” as “spiritual act of worship.”
Agape Community Church holds regular services on Sunday and Wednesday which becomes the platform for Christians to extend it to the actual lives as a pleasing sacrifice to God. In this aspect, physical participation in church services is still an uncompromising element of the Christian life to be renewed and communicated both in God and congregation.
Through service our connection with God is strengthened and a new relationship with brothers and sisters in Christ is formed. Service protects and sustains our lives in both vertical and horizontal relationships. We considers the offering of service to the Lord with full heart and spirit to be the most significant role of the church.
• New Year Service • Easter Service • Pentecost Service • Thanksgiving Service • Christmas Service
PARTNERING CHURCHES & FELLOWSHIPS IN THE US
We are in the partnership with many churches in different locations in the United States. The collaboration was formed by supporting the church planting in the initial stage or the sharing of resources, events, educational materials and pastoral guidance, etc. Pastors and congregants in the related churches enjoy the resourceful fellowship in the Lord in order to stay open for the greater perspective and opportunity beyond the physical boundary in the local area. The local church partnership and network greatly increase the strength of the individual church when it mutually serves and fills the needs in diverse situations.
"I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." (1 Corinthians 3:6-7)
Youth Family is dedicated to revealing the Gospel in our daily lives, transforming our communities, and preaching the good news to all people. As creative and committed Christians, we work daily to quench the spiritual drought in our cityscapes and restore the hearts of many around the world.
Youth Group is a group of proactive, outreaching Christians, whose youth and passion are spent on bringing glory to God’s name.
Family forms the first environment for the children born on earth. It bridges everyone from the natural birth to the existence standing individually before God. We are deeply aware of the importance of serving the families established on truth and nourishing them to be graceful in all aspects of life. The biblical virtue in terms of family is constantly taught and delivered through the seminars and meetings to uphold the families healthy.
“Haven’t you read that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” (Matthew 19:4-5)
And the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. “…So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib (side) he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Gen 2:18, 21 22)
Marriage is the divine will of God that reveals invisible and mysterious world of heavenly love on earth. It is the most vivid and clear demonstration of God’s love being incarnated through human relationship.
The man and woman meet and experience the union by love beyond the differences of emotion, sexuality and other various elements in life. They form a family setting up Christ as their mediator in the center. Man learns the essence of his existence deeply when he is joined in the relationship with somebody. God’s presence in the center of their relationship distinguishes Christian family from those made on secular culture and desire. Through the biblical tradition of the marriage shown in the scripture, Christians are to form the beautiful and pure marriage relationship blessed by God’s love and truth.
Church offers a premarital seminar that covers:
• The divine meaning of the marriage
• Biblical tradition of the marriage
• Family Church in the Kingdom of God
• The ways to solve relationship troubles
• The roles of different positions in the family
Are you interested in making an earnest effort to raise our kids wisely? Join in Agape Mothers’ group to share your experience and wisdom from other mothers.
FAMILY SEMINARS & COUNSELING
• How can I lead my spouse who stopped coming to church?
• How can I help my spouse in a loss of job?
• Disagreements in raising kids
• Cultural hindrance in multi-national couple
• What is a spiritual quality required to Christians to build the family biblically?
“We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.” -Psalm 78:4, 6-7
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” -Matthew 19:14
Through the Sunday school program, the youth can be introduced to spiritual practice early in their lives. The Kids service is held for young children to know the love of God and the truth of the Bible; they can experience and practice precious traditions from the Bible starting from within the church. Fun and enjoyable activities will help your child start his or her early life memorably.
Sunday School Service
The Sunday school teacher will guide the kids to worship God together through song and dance. Bible song and worship dance, with a music story, will prepare the kids with a joyful heart for service.
SERMON AND BIBLE STORY
The teacher will share a short message about one or two Bible verses, guide the kids in understanding the meaning and memorizing the verse of the week. The Bible story can be told through acting or a movie to engage kids in the Bible step by step.
After the sermon, the teacher will lead the kids in praying together, to pray for each other and their families. From the Lord’s prayer, to freely sharing prayer topics, the kids will experience the way to communicate with God, and to know the love and blessing of God.
The teacher will share snacks and toys with the kids in teaching the kids to build beautiful relationships through sharing in God’s love.
If parents wish for their kids to participate in offering, they should prepare tithe or other offering for their kids to bring to Sunday school. The offering will be used for Church and for the Sunday school program.
All parents are welcome to join the Sunday school service with their kids. Parents of children who are under 3 years old are highly encouraged to particpate. Please coorporate with Sunday school teacher in guiding the children to participate in all the service activities. Your example presents the best lesson for your children.
SERVICE FOR KIDS
ROMANS CHAPTER 1 – 8
• Introduction: The Calling of Paul & the Purpose of the Epistle
• The Reality of the Beginning of Sin
• True Baptism and Identity of Christians
• Sola Fide, Sola Gratia
• The Righteous Shall Live By Faith
• Beyond Tragedy
• The Power of Jesus’ Blood on My Sins
• After Justification – Life of Sanctification
• Battling With Sin
• Awaiting the Dawn of God’s Kingdom
Blessed Ones : Heavenly Constitution (Matthew 5: 1 – 16)
• Beginning the Kingdom of Heaven
• The Paradoxical Truth – The Ruler of Kingdom of God
• Heart of Unity – The Father and the Son
• The Heart That Touches God, Eyes That See Him
• The Suffering of the Righteous Sons
MATURING IN FAITH (GALATIANS STUDY)
Galatians is another deep well that quenches the believers who underwent long time serving but grew cold losing grace. It revives the hearts of love and lets us recall the first love God showed in the beginning.
• What is Gospel?
• Conflict and Resolution: The Circumcision Dispute (Law & Gospel)
• Heirs According to the Promise
• Church of Hagar and Church of Sarah
• Life by Grace and by the Spirit
• Fulfill the Law of Christ: Carry Each Other’s Burdens.
• Exodus: The Spiritual Refinery for the People of God
• The Old Testament Studies
• The Life of Jesus: The Works of Jesus on Earth
• The Book of Acts: The Expansion of Christianity
• The Book of Philemon: The Way of Communication Among Christians and the Life Following the Gospel
Outreach & Evangelism
Outreach & Evangelism ministry has the foundational commission for the Great Commission. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) All the believers are asked to follow what Jesus commanded at the end of his ministry on earth.
Outreach activities and evangelism programs are the priorities of all branch churches and fellowships. The ministry encourages people in us by opening outreach programs, strategy seminars and evangelism tools.
WHY SHOULD WE PRAY?
What we pray is the relationship with God. The prayer is the breath just like people who breathe. It’s the breath of believer.If the breath stops, the life is over. Just as the breath never stops, we should live as we always pray with faith and as we form the relationship with God well.
THEN, HOW CAN WE PRAY? (Matthew 6:9-13)
09 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
TO WHOM OUR PRAYER IS GIVEN?
It’s Father. Where is the Father? He is in heaven. Our prayer is towards Father, God in heaven.
There are five prayers. The two previous prayers are public, and the three prayers of the latter part are personal. When we pray, in order that our prayer goes to God, there is something we should ask before God, which is the public prayer; Hallowed be thy name and Thy kingdom come. May the name of God is hallowed by the one who believes in Jesus. And we should pray with earnest heart for Thy kingdom to come. The fundamental and essential topics were prayed so that our prayer may not become self-centered and egoistic. Next, one of the personal prayer of three things is regarding daily bread. This is the matter of today. Second is about the forgiveness. Asking for forgiveness is the issue of the past. This is the repentance for sins yesterday. Thirdly, lead us not into temptation. This is the issue of the future. We should pray not to be tempted. Even if the test comes, we should pray for letting us overcome it.
In Christian life, fellowship among brothers, sisters in Christ is a joy of God’s blessing. Koinonia is the ministry that performs various fellowship events and provide the tracks of many different fellowship groups to exist with a diverse activities in all locations in the city.