We believe that Christ is present with his people in a special way whenever we assemble in his name as a church (Mt. 18:20, Eph. 2:22, 1:22-23). We greatly look forward to gathering each Lord’s Day!
Above all, we want to glorify, know, and enjoy God. So during each worship service, we hear from God by reading and preaching His Word, worship God through congregational singing, seek God through prayers of adoration, repentance, and petition, and also remember how God saved us by taking the Lord’s Supper together (see Acts 2:42). We hope to experience a holy awe and deep joy in God whenever we gather (Acts 2:43-47).
We believe that Christ meets, blesses, and rules over His church by His Spirit through His Word (Col 3:16-17, Eph. 5:18-20, Mt. 28:18-20). Thus, we seek to have the Scriptures permeate all we do in our time together. We plan for our sermons, songs, prayers, and readings to be rich with the truths of Scripture, which has the gospel of Jesus Christ as its main point (John 5:39, Luke 24:25-27). We especially try to focus on God’s Word by making the centerpiece of our gathering an expository sermon.
Put another way, in our worship services we want to hear the Word, preach the Word, pray the Word, sing the Word, confess the Word, and “see” the Word (in the Lord’s Supper). Furthermore, we include these elements in our worship services ultimately because we believe God has told us in his Word that this is how he wants us to worship and draw near to him. (Historically, this vision for church worship is called the “regulative principle.”)
We trust that God will work powerfully through these “ordinary means of grace” (the Word, prayer, the ordinances) to bring glory to his great name, build up believers in faith and love, and draw unbelievers to Himself for salvation.
For all who join us, we hope that you will also notice (and experience!) the love we have for one another (Jn. 13:34-35). We encourage you to arrive early to our worship services and plan to stay after the service to fellowship with other believers. You’ll likely see church members (and other attendees) hanging around well after the service has ended, talking together about the sermon and other truths of Scripture, praying with and for one another, and taking the opportunity to further know, enjoy, and care for one another.
We have trained members of our church available to care for infants and toddlers (ages 0-2) during the entire worship service. Children ages 3-4 will have the opportunity to leave the service just before the sermon begins and go to a “children’s church,” where they are taught God’s Word in an age-appropriate manner in a safe and fun environment. Parents are also welcome to keep their children with them throughout the service if they prefer.