How We Worship
Because we are governed in all things by the Bible, the inspired word of God, our worship is patterned after those New Testament elements found in the first century church. The student of the Bible will observe that the New Testament describes five distinctive acts of worship:
SINGING: Our singing is 'a cappella.' There are no mechanical instruments used to add 'entertainment value' or as aids to our singing. This is the way the early church of the New Testament worshiped (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:18, 19).
PRAYING: We pray in the name of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20). In our prayers, we seek God's will (James 4:13-15).
PREACHING: Our preaching is Bible-based and is to "reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine" (2 Timothy 4:2). Opinions and politics are not to be found in the pulpit. Our study and teaching is grounded in Biblical doctrine.
GIVING: Giving is to be as one has "prospered," as they have "purposed in their heart," and "done cheerfully" (1 Corinthians 16:2 and 2 Corinthians 9:7).
THE LORD'S SUPPER: The Lord's Supper is observed every Lord's day. This is the first day of every week. This memorial supper was instituted by our Lord the night of His betrayal and arrest (Matthew 26:26-29). The emblems used are unleavened bread and grape juice which symbolize the body and the blood of Jesus. Every Lord's day is celebrated as a resurrection day as it was in the early church (Acts 20:7).
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."