"Atavist" means the return or reappearance of traits and characteristics of previous behavior after a period of absence; a throwback.
We apply this word to the reintroduction of foundation beliefs, practices and issues of the first and second century Christian world. The fulfillment of early Christian apocalyptic expectations are fundamental to who we are. The moniker "Atavist Bible Church" will signal to Christians at home or traveling, that a Christian center exists which is after the order of belief and practice of pre-Augustinian, non-Hellenic, ancient Christianity.
The goal of Atavist Bible Churches is to provide a setting for worship, fellowship and community and discussions around common ancient Christian beliefs like the Truine Godhead, the crucified Messiah, dead, buried and raised the third day, the subjugation of the errant Israelite nation through anomalous signs, miracles and wonders, the establishment of the everlasting kingdom of God and what we can certainly expect at the end of our journey here, "an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you" (1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:13, 22:14)