A typical Sunday morning service begins with 20-25 minutes of corporate singing. You might have expected us to say corporate “worship”, but we believe that everything we do when we gather as the body of Christ is worship. That includes prayer, the public reading of Scripture, mutual encouragement and fellowship, celebration of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion is observed quarterly), and the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.
In fact, hearing God’s Word proclaimed, meditating upon it in our hearts, and then living life in accordance with whatever it says, all comprise true worship.
When we worship by singing, you will notice that we employ both traditional hymns and praise and worship songs. We have a choir that ministers to us in song and congregational worship.
Following this time of singing, most of the service is devoted to the preaching and teaching of God’s inspired Word. We believe in the importance of "expositional preaching" (the passionate explanation and relevant application of Holy Scripture, verse by verse, book by book).
At the close of our time together, we have a time of invitation where people are invited by the pastor to spend time praying alone or being prayed for by a staff member or volunteer as they are led by the Holy Spirit. This is our time of response to the Lord in gratitude or repentance for all he has done through the preaching of the word.