Lessons From the Early Church

Ever Wonder How Christians in the First Century Did Church?

Ecclesia is the English transliteration for the Greek word “church.” This word is like a multifaceted diamond with many beautiful features to consider. Contrary to popular opinion, the word church is not primarily about attending a Sunday morning service or the building it meets in. It is about a group of people devoted to fervently loving God and one another.

Our Christian heritage was birthed out of the first-century church. This body of believers was responsible for the first Christian revival and for taking the first steps to fulfill the great commission. Many were eyewitnesses to Christ himself and knew God’s design for His church.

The question becomes, how much does our modern-day church expression resemble the church that was most closely tied to the physical life of Christ? Are we straying from some of the foundational principles established by the early church? What lessons can be learned, and how must we change to have the same impact on society that our brothers and sisters had in the first century? In this course, we cover all these questions including topics such as:

  • How persecution affects the church
  • What spiritual practices the early church was devoted to
  • How godly fear promotes holiness among His people
  • Why we need to avoid watering down the message of the gospel
  • How to appoint church leadership based on the early church model
  • The similarities and differences between Israel and the church
  • And so much more …


Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

~ Acts 2:46-47 (NASB)

Your Instructor

Tyler Cook
Tyler Cook

Tyler Cook is the executive director of the Illinois Valley House of Prayer. His passion is to teach others how to live a life fully consecrated to God. With an extensive ministry background as an overseas missionary and Youth Pastor he understands the great need for hands on ministry training. Tyler attended the Global School of Supernatural Ministry where he was equipped to live a naturally supernatural lifestyle!

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