The Life of the First Church
Acts 2 42-47
42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church a daily those who were being saved.
The book of Acts tells us not only of the deeds and achievements of the apostles, but also something of how the early church was run. They prayed and ate together, they sold what they owned and shared with each other, according to need, so all had enough and nobody would go without. They also had no fixed place of worship, instead praying in both the temple and in the various houses they visited. They didn’t just do these things one morning a week either; they lived the Gospel of Christ and as a result of their example, many joined them.