A key component of the mission statement of the New Apostolic Church is “…. cultivating a warm fellowship in which everyone shall experience the love of God and the joy of serving Him and others”. In divine service, believers can experience again and again the fulfilment of Jesus Christ’s promise: “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18: 20). Divine service is fellowship with Jesus Christ. He is in the midst of the congregation in His word, and truly present in His body and blood. Beyond that, divine service is the fellowship of the believers gathered in the worship and praise of God.