Agape (pronounced ah-gah-pey) is a Greek word that means the God type of selfless love. The first Christians worshiped God at intimate gatherings where a meal was shared before they took communion. These feasts were called Agapae (plural for Agape) feasts or "love feasts."
Agape Christian Fellowship reveals the love of God not only through sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus, but also by fellowshipping with believers concerning revelations from God. We honor this founding of our forefathers by fellowshipping together over 'Azusa Street Online' and our Tea & Coffee meetings held online on Zoom.
All tithes and offerings should be sent to Agape Assistance Association - a non-profit organization being organized to provide food and shelter to homeless families across the world. Agape Assistance will provide the Agape Christian Fellowship church with what it needs as funding becomes available. Any other thank you donations can also be sent to individuals. (see below)
God is the Father and creator of all
Jesus is the first and only begotten Son of God.
We are adopted sons and daughters of God.
The Holy Spirit is given to us as Counselor, Guide, Teacher, Friend, and Comforter when we take Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
We await the second coming of our Lord, Jesus.
How it Began
In 2018, Agape Christian Fellowship (Agape CF) was created from the Courts of Heaven Academy - Worldwide Facebook group and the Tea & Coffee meetings led by Lynn Hardy. We are a church patterned after the original church in the times of Acts. We fellowship together at these meetings and other events held on Facebook groups, and via the free app ZOOM.us
We operate under the principles of Matthew 10:8.
“Freely you have received, freely give” is the message God is now sending through many people. If we only quote that part of the scripture, we are taking it out of context and it will hinder the move of God. Let’s take a closer look at what God is saying.
Before Jesus told them to “freely give” He gave them power and authority to verify the message He was sending out with them: The Kingdom of God is at hand. The message God gave them, God's power/anointing and authority is what they received for free and is what they were expected to give for free.
Our Lord then gave some very specific instructions to show what He expected to happen. He told His disciples to take nothing with them. No food, no money, not even the basic needs of extra clothing and shoes. Jesus finished by saying, “for the workman deserves his support (his living, his food).” (Matthew 10:10)
Imagine if that happened today: someone shows up with nothing, only the clothes on their back and God’s message. Would believers take them in, supply for all their needs after receiving a message they knew was from God? Stepping out with nothing is a huge step of faith: we have to trust that God will show up and that people will respond to what God is saying. However, in that day and age, the disciples had knowledge that we do not.
Paul speaks of this to Galatians. They were not Jewish like the disciples, so they needed to be taught God’s ways.
“Let him who receives instruction in the Word [of God] share all good things with his teacher [contributing to his support].” Galatians 6:6-7
The disciples would have known that this was the way it was done. However, they would literally be stepping out in faith as they walked to nearby villages with no provisions whatsoever, not even extra shoes to continue walking. They put their trust in Him as Lord, believed that He had empowered or anointed them so that people would be healed and set free as they gave the gospel message.
This is the way it should be done. When we receive something that we know is from God, we should give back to acknowledge that God sent it, not the person bringing it. This opens the door so that God can move in greater measure in that area of our lives.
This is a principle of the Kingdom of God that can be seen throughout the Bible. We see this by not taking what Paul said to the Galatians out of context:
“Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8)
After Paul told the Gentiles to support those who are teaching them, he gives this Kingdom principle. What you give to, opens a door to that thing in your life. Do you want more of God in your life? Do you want to hear more from Him? Do you want to be used by God? Then give to where you receive from God, acknowledging Him by sowing seeds in that place. You will reap (receive) wherever you sow (give).