"A Community of Disciples on Mission"
We are first and foremost disciples of Jesus Christ. As Christians brought together by God, we earnestly desire to help one another to know Him more, to follow His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and to be constantly filled and empowered by His Holy Spirit. We aspire to live in submission to the Scriptures and with due regard for our respective Churches. Worshipping God together is at the centre of our community life. We seek to love and serve Him in lives of daily prayer, the study of His Word and to participate in our churches. We are people who want to respond to the love of God by giving ‘our lives fully to God’ and helping others to do the same.
Antioch is an ecumenical, charismatic, covenant community, of nearly 150 people based in West London. We have been united by the Lord with a common way of life and mission. We belong to the Sword of the Spirit, a world-wide 'community of communities'.
As a community we are united across church and national barriers in the praise and worship of the Lord. We are united by a covenant to love and serve the Lord, each other and all those he sends us. We have agreed to share our life and resources with each other. We seek to live as radical disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord and make our lives and our resources available for the mission the Lord has given us.
If Antioch is a community and not a church, do we attend church as well? Absolutely! As part of being an ecumenical body we want to stay as good members in our own churches as well as our community participation.
Of course, many of us are British, but we are also from ... Australia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland, India, Lebanon, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, USA
We include Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox members.
Elements of our life together include...
Lords Day celebrations,
We seek to know the will of the Lord and to follow him with our whole hearts. We want to be available with all we are for the mission he has given us.
To live a way of life that is distinct from the world and is characterised by holiness whether in families or as singles and to be a prophetic people who promote the cause of Christian unity
To participate in the spread of the Gospel
To help build communities across the world in order to be a bulwark and to stem the tide of evil
Tell me more...
As an ecumenical community, we often need to explain ourselves more than other Christian bodies. This document will provide a summary of who we are and goes through answers to typical questions about us. Throughout you will find quotations from Antioch members, which we hope you find put some flesh on the bones of our answers.
Taking a look at the Testimonies on the site will also add some more colour to both Antioch and the Sword of the Spirit.
The best way to find out about us is to start coming along to our meetings and getting to see and know us in action. Our Sunday Community and Friend's meetings are open meetings and you are welcome. You might want to use the Contact Us form to tell us you are coming and we will be looking out for you - you are very welcome.