We are simply Christians, without any denominational affiliation. Our worship is simple and patterned after the examples in the New Testament:
We sing as instructed by Mathew 26:30, Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:19
We pray as instructed by Matthew 5:44, 26:41, 1 Timothy 2:1, James 5:16.
We teach/preach as we have example in Acts 5:42, 8:4 and 20:7.
We give our means, as instructed by 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:7, and, in the absence of any other New Testament instructions or examples, this is our only method of raising funds. We are cautious to remain within the teachings of Christ (2 John 8-9).
We partake of the bread and fruit of the vine as we have example in Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26 and Luke 22:17-20, meeting on the first day of the week, as recorded in John 20:19, John 20:26, Acts 20:7 & 1 Corinthians 16:2; we partake of the Lord's Supper each and every first day of the week.
We worship in a respectful and reverent manner (1 Cor 14:40 But let all things be done properly and in an orderly manner NASB).
We are close to one another "in honor, preferring one another" as instructed by Romans 12:10. We frequently gather in one another's homes and go on outings together, on an individual basis, not as a church program. Our meals or social activities, for which we are each personally responsible, do not take place where we assemble for worship, in accordance with I Corinthians 11:22 & 34.
The funds that we dedicate to the Lord are spent for:
1. Preaching, as directed by 1 Corinthians 9:3-18 & 1 Timothy 5:17-18
2. Support of needy saints (brethren, Christians), as indicated in Acts 11:29, Romans 15:26, 1 Corinthians 16:1, 2 Corinthians 8:4 and 2 Corinthians 9:12. We do not burden the church (treasury) with unauthorized benevolence, in accordance with 1 Timothy 5:16. Giving to the poor, as indicated in I Corinthians 13:3, is in an individual responsibility and is not indicated in the Scriptures as a work of the church as a collective.
3. Payment for a place to assemble and items necessary for worship to comply with Hebrews 10:25 and the scriptures that instruct us on how to worship.
We strive, to the best of our abilities, to keep His word, as instructed in 1 John 2:5.
Your questions are most welcome... 1 Peter 3:15 "but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence."