Adelaide Pentecostal Fellowship (APF) is an independent Malayalam Pentecostal Church registered (INC. No. A 43073) in Adelaide, South Australia. APF was established on 14th August 2016, by like-minded Malayalam speaking Christian brothers & sisters residing in Adelaide, to have a Malayalam Fellowship to worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth, in their own mother-tongue. APF is aligned to Christian doctrines, faith, values & beliefs similar to various Indian denominations like IPC, AG, Church of God, Sharon etc in India.
STATEMENT OF BELIEF
As a covenant community comprised of followers of Jesus Christ devoted to the word of God, the Adelaide Pentecostal Fellowship adheres to the following essential values as foundational doctrines and those things which we hold as absolute beliefs (Luke 1:1)seeking always the global advancement of the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:8); endeavouring to be connected and serve with a Christ-honouring approach that there be no divisive disturbance of the peace and harmony within the Body of Christ (Mark 10:45, 1 Corinthians 1:10) in order that we will be a relevant voice to reach the unreached peoples of our generation and send the reached into the harvest (Acts 13:36)
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of God’s kingdom.
Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshiped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the priority reason-for-being of the Adelaide Pentecostal Fellowship as part of the Church is:
To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts-1:8; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, 16).
To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians-12:13).
To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians-4:11-16; 1 Corinthians-12:28; 14:12).
To give continuing emphasis to this reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Adds a necessary dimension to a worshipful relationship with God (1 Corinthians-2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 12-14).
Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ (Galatians-5:22-26; 1Corinthians-14:12; Ephesians- 4:11,12; 1 Corinthians-12:28; Colossians-1:29).
Pastor is the president of church who is elected on yearly basis. Pastor is responsible for all the spiritual aspects of the church. He is involved in all decision making of the committee.
Pastor is the president of the 7 members committee of the church and is comprised of Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and a committee member. Any concern in the church or outside the church is communicated to the president or the secretary who will bring it up in the committee meetings for discussion. The committee members are elected on yearly basis by the general body of the church.