THE WORSHIP IS SIMPLE AND DIGNIFIED
Since everything we do is governed by the Word of God (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17), you will find us observing only those things described in the Bible. We are dedicated to duplicating the pattern of the church found in the New Testament. The following is brief outline of our congregational worship.
There will be several prayers led during the service and they are intended to thank God for His many blessings and to make requests about specific needs, as well as to ask His continued providential care (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
The Bible instructs Christians to "sing and make melody in your hearts to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). For this reason we do not use any mechanical instruments for accompaniment. The songs we sing are selected with great care, for the purpose of conveying our feelings of devotion and worship. We invite you to sing along with us, and we hope you will be inspired by the singing of “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs”!
The teaching will be handled by men only, speaking one at a time (1 Corinthians 14:31,34-35; 1 Timothy 2:11-12). The teaching is designed to instruct and exhort the audience in sound doctrine, from the Bible. We encourage you to follow along in your Bible as the speaker presents his lesson. We are confident you will be greatly benefited from his instruction.
The collection, or contribution, is taken only during the Lord’s Day worship service (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). At this time each Christian gives such an amount as he has purposed in his own heart, as he has prospered. This money is used for the further spreading of the gospel, and to assist needy saints. As a visitor, you are not expected to give.
Also known as the Lord’s Supper, this will be observed just as Jesus instituted. It is a joint participation of each Christian in the body and blood of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16). A brother will give thanks for the loaf of unleavened bread, partake, and pass it on to another until the entire assembly of Christians has partaken of the same loaf. He will then take a cup of grape juice, give thanks, partake, and pass it on until each Christian has taken a drink. This is the simple pattern given in the New Testament (Matthew 26:26-28), and this is done in solemn remembrance of our Lord’s sacrificial death. As a visitor, you are not expected to participate.
THE GOSPEL INVITATION
At each service, an invitation song will be sung. Those wishing to become Christians are invited to step forward and let their desires be made known. One who believes in Christ (Mark 16:16), Repents of past sins (Acts 17:30), Confesses Christ (Romans 10:9-10), and is Baptized into Christ by water-immersion (Galatians 3:26-27) is added by the Lord to His church (Acts 2:47). This action is voluntary on the part of the one desiring to become a Christian. You will never be singled out for public attention or embarrassment.