Praise the Lord our God; worship before His throne! Holy is He! Ps. 99:5
Our pastor’s goal in preaching is to say what the Bible says, exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, and lead God’s people to cherish and obey him more fully. “For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 1:22-24).
Usually, our pastor preaches through books of the Bible, a few verses at a time. Currently, we are making our way through the New Testament book of Galatians.
When we sing we are singing to God and to one another. We are singing to God in worship, for he alone is worthy of that kind of adoration and praise. But we are also singing to one another, so that we might be refreshed and encouraged by one another’s joy in the Lord. We believe that God has gifted his church with a variety of musical styles, so it is our aim that our music would display the creativity of our Creator. However, we do have unity in the midst of diverse musical styles. The lyrics and theology of our songs serve as the unifying factor in our music. While we sometimes express our feelings to God in song, our goal is that we would mainly be singing about God… his care, his faithfulness, his power, his love, and his grace. Currently, we sing a blend of traditional hymns and modern praise music.
In our times of worship, we are usually led in prayer by our pastor or another leader in our church. In our prayer times, we ask God to bless us with his presence, give thanks to him for his graciousness, confess our sins, ask him for forgiveness, and make requests for his glory. It is our hope that as our leaders pray over us, each person present would be engaged in hearing and agreeing with their prayers.