What It's Like
Jesus taught how those who followed Him were to worship God. He declared... "God is a spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24)
Over the centuries men have often abandoned the activities practiced by New Testament Christians for elaborate and irrelevant rituals, based upon human tradition and desire. The Christians at this congregation seek to follow the simple and spiritual pattern of collective worship revealed in the New Testament.
True Christians worship God in every act of obedience to Him (Rom 12:1). The Lord has directed Christians to regularly assemble, (Hebrews 10:24-25) the Christians who make up this congregation limit our collective activities to those for which we can establish clear Biblical authority (1 Cor. 4:6).
When we assemble one can expect:
- The Lord's Supper. The memorial feast of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, observed each Lord's day in commemoration of Christ's death & sacrifice for our sins (Acts 2:24, 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
- Congregational Singing of songs of praise & exhortation to encourage and educate in spiritual truths. (Eph. 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
- Bible Preaching presenting simple and understandable studies from God's word to exhort, rebuke, and build faith (Acts 2:42 & 20:7).
- Prayers offered with humble appeals of request and thankfulness to God through Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42; 1 Thess. 5:17).
- Voluntary Contribution. Our guests are not expected to give a contribution. Only the members are expected to give each Sunday the Lord's day to carry out the scriptural work of the church (1 Cor. 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 9:6-7).