“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
Our Sunday morning gathering together provides us with a unique opportunity to declare, exult, and respond to the Good News of the Gospel as found in the Bible. These times together in worship through prayer, singing, giving, and preaching are the center point of the church family’s life each week.
The centerpiece of our worship services is the Word of God and each worship service is built around the sermon. Preaching is the Spirit-empowered proclamation of the word through a human teacher. Only the words of scripture itself are inspired by the Holy Spirit, but preaching does hold a special position of authority, vested in the office of the pastor.
There are two unique signs and seals given to us by Christ: Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. These are gifts to the Church for the edification and strengthening of our faith. It is our conviction that these sacraments are to be administered within the context of the church family and under the supervision of church leadership.
We pray in the manner of our Lord Jesus. We thank God for this daily provision to us, confess our sins in awe of his holiness, lift up those who are suffering, and pray “Your Kingdom Come, your Will be Done.” We join together in prayer as a church both before and during our worship services.
Christians are a singing people. We use guitars, drums, strings, and most importantly, our voices to lift up a joyful songs of praise. Our music is a mix of both contemporary and traditional styles, with words from hymns and songs that may have been written anytime over the last five centuries.