Worship2018-08-15T01:18:52+00:00

Intergenerational Worship

Scripture describes four elements for the gathering of God’s people for worship:  

  • Reading of scripture:  Passages relevant to what we are studying on any given Sunday are read, usually by one of our students, preparing us for the study of God’s Word.
  • Singing: Music is one of the most powerful tools God has given to us.  While there are a million songs we could sing our desire is to sing songs that are wholly God-centered, as opposed to man-centered, are easy to sing, and are pleasing to the ear.  There are songs written long ago that fit this criteria as well as songs that are brand new.  The time frame isn’t nearly as important as the content, primarily, and the orchestration, secondarily.
  • biblical teaching, The highest regard for the special revelation of God’s Word that we have in the scriptures must be evident. This starts in the pulpit. Under-shepherds are called to feed the sheep and what is most nourishing to hungry souls is the God-breathed pages of the Bible. Verse by verse teaching brings clarity to the minds of the hearers, forces preachers to teach the whole counsel of God’s Word, and must be practical, relevant, and interesting.
  • Reading of scripture:  Passages relevant to what we are studying on any given Sunday are read, usually by one of our students, preparing us for the study of God’s Word.
  • Prayer:  We devote a few minutes of each worship service to praying the scripture we just studied or another related passage.  On special occasions, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or the beginning of the school year we will pray for a specific group of people.  Sometimes we pray for a crisis facing our nation or the world.  God has given us access to his throne through the blood of Jesus Christ and it is our privilege to enter as a church collectively.

What about my kids?  We believe one of the best place for kids to learn how to worship, study and pray is by watching their parents do these things with the gathered body of Christ.  Of course, there is an age in which children struggle to take part in worship.  Therefore, we provide nursery care for all pre-school children.  Our rationale is if a child can sit through a day of school, they can take part in a worship service that lasts about an hour and 15 minutes.