One of our values of being a Gospel-centered church is worship, a Christian's highest calling. Each Sunday believers from along the Gulf Coast gather to rehearse what we will do perfectly one day in eterity - worship the most High Triune God.
On Sundays, we are the church "gathered" for two purposes: word and worship.
Worship services are designed with many elements incorporated as directed from the Scriptures including the public reading of God's Word; singing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; prayers of adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving; giving of tithes and offerings; and the centrality of the preaching of God's Word.
Other elements of worship that are a regular part of worship include monthly communion and frequent corporate confession of the Nicene and Apostle’s creeds as well as the Westminster and Heidelberg catechisms.
In corporate worship we are in an intimate public dialogue with our Creator and Redeemer. He speaks to us, and we respond to Him — back and forth — during the entire service. The “worship leaders” (liturgists) speak to us on behalf of God by calling us to worship, to pray, to give, and to give careful attention to the reading of the Word of God. The "worshippers" (the congregation) respond to God's invitation to worship Him through singing, reading of scripture, prayer, and personal response. God is alive and present with us, and He invites us into intimate conversation and communion.
Music is an important element of worship each service. Vocalists and instrumentalists lead the congregation in music that is Biblically directed, theologically sound, and musically uplifting. Kidz Praize (our children's choir) meets throughout the year to practice for singing special music in morning worship. Other vocal ensembles meet throughout the year to prepare for seasonal special music.
Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary