Tibitha Church of God might best describe herself as trying to be an Acts 2:42 church. In that biblical passage we learn that the church was devoted to teaching, to fellowship, to breaking of bread, and to prayer. And the result of that was the Lord added to their number.
Since its beginning 120 years ago, Tibitha Church of God has been identified by the community around it as both a “praying church” and as a “welcoming fellowship”.
In its early years of existence it was not uncommon for those in the small rural community named Tibitha, to call upon the “saints” of the Tibitha Church of God asking for prayer for a loved one. The congregation was diligent about praying for the needs of their friends and neighbors.
The congregation still, to this day, works to present itself as a place where the good news about Jesus Christ is taught and lived out. The congregation still regularly prays for those who live in the surrounding community. And the congregation continues to offer a warm welcome to those who visit.
The fellowship and the breaking of bread are part of the reason the congregation meets on the first Sunday evening of the month for the “First Sunday Fellowship Meal”. The meal provides the occasion to sit at the table, enjoy a meal, and partake of conversation.
In what is still a somewhat isolated and rural part of Virginia, Tibitha Church of God seeks to extend the character of the church found in Acts 2:42, desiring that in so doing, Jesus Christ will become known.