Since the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave on the first day of the week almost 2000 years ago, Christians have gathered on that day to worship God together. We call this corporate worship. The word corporate comes from a Latin word that means “unified in one body”. On the Lord’s Day, our church family gathers together as a local expression of the unified body of Christ.
We believe that everything that the church does when gathered should be governed by scripture and centered around scripture because this is how God has revealed Himself to us. We are a people under the Lordship of Christ and we believe Christ rules over His church through His Word. When we gather as a church on the Lord’s Day, we read scripture, sing scripture, preach scripture, and pray scripture.
We do not allow ourselves to be bogged down by allowing culture to dictate how we worship God in His church. We look only to God’s Word to regulate our worship. We don’t do anything that hasn’t been done before. We don’t seek to be innovative or flashy. We strive to follow the Regulative Principle of Worship.
We sing psalms and hymns. Our desire in singing is to properly exalt the triune God in all of His perfections and according to how He has revealed Himself in scripture. In other words, lyrics are more important than style.
We also hold with honor the duty of preaching God’s Word to God’s people as this is the primary means by which God grows His people. We believe the healthiest way to feed God’s people is by walking straight through books of the Bible, “precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line” (Isaiah 28:10). No verse or topic is left untouched and the church is taught the full counsel of God.
Each week we remember the Lord’s death until He comes by observing communion. We take the sacrament of communion seriously, thus, we hold to a communion that is only for believers. This allows our elders and congregation to minister this vital means of grace only to those who have credibly professed Christ and are not under any church discipline. If you are a member of another New Testament church and will be visiting us, contact us first so that we can confirm your membership with your elders.
Our corporate worship services are held on the Christian Sabbath, every Lord’s Day beginning at 4pm. We welcome you to join us this Sunday if the Lord permits.
After our service on the Lord’s Day, we share a meal together. This is a great opportunity to get to know our church family, ask questions about the sermon, and engage in some soul-searching, God-honoring conversation.
Each family participates in a pre-planned meal and there’s enough for visitors who want to stick around and enjoy getting to know the people of our church.