First and foremost, we believe the Bible, as God's word, gives us everything (2 Timothy 3:16-17) we need to know about what God expects of us as His children. God intended for us to live our lives and conduct our worship HIS WAY, but too many times people today want worship to be THEIR WAY. We believe the Bible says the truth it reveals is enough to please God in how we worship Him.
Listed below is what you can expect when you participate in our worship services. We invite you to attend our worship services at any of the times we assemble together. If there is any portion of our worship service that you have questions about, please let us know. We would be glad to discuss any questions and will provide you with book, chapter and verse about how we are worship God.
Every part of our worship service is done according to what God expects of us from His word. While some aspects of what you would experience might be different than other religious groups, our goal first and foremost is to please God.
Preaching - Every time we assemble, both times on Sunday and on Wednesday, we have someone deliver a message in our assembly. From time to time, we have special Bible studies on the weekends or for an entire week. In our preaching, our goal is to always teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Finally, as Christians, we are commanded to preach the word of God (Mark 16:15, Acts 10:42) to all of the world. It is what Jesus did and what He expects of us. How can we know Him, know God and know the Holy Spirit if we do not study, apply and teach what has come before us? When you assemble with us, our teaching and preaching will be only from God's word.
Singing - We love to sing. It is an opportunity for us to praise God with our voices collectively. Also, if you have never attended our worship services before, you will find the only instruments we use are our voices. Why do we sing a cappella? Because we understand the Bible to say that is the way God wants us to worship Him with music. Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16 instructs us to use our voices and our hearts as the instruments that allow all at the worship service to participate. Join us in our services as we sing a cappella to worship God and fellowship with one another.
Prayer - We believe in communicating with God. We believe the Bible tells us we should talk to God on a regular basis. Prayer is talking to God and God wants to hear from us. When we are at the worship service, we pray to God (Ephesians 6:18) for our congregation and the work we do in our community, as well as, our work all over the world. Individually and collectively, prayer is an important part of our life always (1 Thess. 5:17).
Communion - In communion, we partake of symbols (unleavened bread and fruit of the vine) that represent the body which was hung and blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross of Calvary. The purpose of this communion is to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ every first day of the week. We have instruction in God's word that tell us how we are to prepare ourselves (1 Corinthians 11:20-28) for partaking of the Lord's Supper and also how often (Acts 20:7). By collectively participating in this commanded act of worship, we edify one another, grow closer together in our commitment to God, and return to the cross to remember what Christ did for our hope of eternal salvation.
Offering - Too many times we tend to think what we have is what WE have done for ourselves. We believe that all blessings we have in this life are as a result of how God has blessed us. As members of the church, the body of Christ, we have a responsibility (1 Corinthians 16:2) to financially support the work of the church in spreading the gospel locally, nationally and internationally. The collective offering of our membership is then overseen by the elders of our congregation and spent as is needed to accomplish God's work.
Fellowship - We love and support one another. We are all different people with different lives and personal interests, but we all love God. The fellowship we enjoy and share with one another is one of the benefits we have in our relationship with God (1 John 1:17). God binds us together. The fellowship we enjoy is just another benefit of our relationship with Him.
Pleasing God - Ultimately, we want to go to heaven and we believe the only way we can accomplish that is to do God's will. Our goal - with every action we take in our worship service and how we spend His money is to please God. We cannot let ourselves get preoccupied with trying to please people. Come and attend our worship services and learn about pleasing God and going to heaven. If you have questions about what we practice, we will be glad to study it with you.