The first thing that visitors notice about our worship which is different from the world of denominationalism is that we use no man-made mechanical instruments of music in worship.
This is purposeful. The New Testament authorizes SINGING in corporate worship (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16) and in no occurrence in the New Testament is instrumental music utilized. As a matter of fact, no church used instrumental music in worship until centuries after the first and it was introduced by the Roman Catholic Church. ACAPELLA SINGING is that only which is known in the days of the apostles.
We observe the Lord’s Supper each Sunday. To remember Jesus and His sacrifice is the purpose of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:23-28). It is to be observed on the “first day of the week” (Acts 20:7). Following the example of the apostolic church is our practice.
We pray to God. What a great privilege to be able to petition God in thanks, praise and supplication! Philippians 4:6 encourages us to go to God with prayer always. So the apostolic church prayed fervently when gathered together. We likewise practice unscripted prayers which are led by men of the congregation.
We study God’s word. Each worship service includes a lesson from the Bible to build our knowledge and faith in God. We also have Bible classes for all ages that meet before worship on Sunday and Wednesday night.
We Financially Give. God blesses us in a variety of ways during our lives and it is our privilege each Sunday to cheerfully give a portion back to God for the furtherance of His work. This was also the practice of New Testament Christians (2 Cor. 9:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2). The money we give is to support the work of the church both locally and abroad. This part of the worship is for the members here. Visitors are our special guests and will not be solicited for money.