Join us at 10:45AM each Sunday for worship! We offer a nursery for children three and under during both Sunday School and Worship. Children ages 3 – 7 typically sit with their parents during the music, prayer, and scripture reading, then are dismissed to Children’s Church just before the sermon begins.
Click here to view more practical info if you’re considering visiting us. If you want to read about why and how we worship the way we do, read on!
Worship is one of the most important activities in the life of a Christian. Each of us is called to worship God across every area of our lives.1 Sometimes we call this ‘all of life’ worship. As the Westminster Confession puts it, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” We were made to worship and bring glory to Him in everything that we do!
Above all, God’s design is for the high point of a Christian’s life of worship to be gathering with the local church for worship!2 God cares about how He is worshiped and he has prescribed in Scripture how we are to worship Him when we gather.3 Each Sunday (or Lord’s Day), we believe God meets with His people and speaks to us through His Word and sacraments (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). We, in turn, respond to His Word with prayer, confession, and song. To put it differently, worship should involve4:
- Reading the Bible (1 Tim. 4:13)
- Preaching the Bible (2 Tim. 4:2)
- Singing the Bible (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16)—the Psalms as well as Scripture songs that reflect the development of redemptive history in the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus
- Praying the Bible—the Father’s house is “a house of prayer” (Matt. 21:13)
- Seeing the Bible in the two sacraments of the church—baptism and the Lord’s Supper, something Augustine referred to as “visible words” (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38–39; 1 Cor. 11:23–26; Col. 2:11–12). In addition, occasional elements such as oaths, vows, fasts, and thanksgivings have also been recognized.5
Our Worship Style
At Evangel, we desire worship characterized by both reverence and joy. Our worship is reverent because God is mighty, holy, just, and altogether glorious! Yet it is also full of joy as we worship a heavenly father who is good, gracious, “slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness”.6
We practice expository preaching, or teaching verse by verse through books of the Bible. We also preach through all of Scripture because we believe all of it is inspired and profitable.7 Far from being dry, we trust that God’s Word is living and active and that faithful exposition of it will bear fruit.8 The pastor is not called to be an entertainer but a shepherd of souls who diligently ministers God’s Word to us.9
We value singing the best hymns of the past and present. We sing the great hymns of the faith alongside great hymns that are being written today! Our aim is for songs to be singable by the congregation, musically excellent, and, above all, rich in Biblical substance.
Our Order of Worship
Many churches that gladly affirm the principles of worship we outline above still worship in very different ways! We don’t pretend that our form of worship is perfect or best, but we do strive to make our worship services engaging and faithful to Scripture. To get a feel for our order of worship, click here to view one of our bulletins.
- Matt. 22:37; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 10:31 ↩︎
- Heb. 10:24-25 ↩︎
- Lev. 1:4; Ps. 19:14; Rom. 12:1-2; Heb. 12:28-29 ↩︎
- Thomas, Derek. What is the Regulative Principle of Worship? ↩︎
- See Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 21, Section 5. ↩︎
- Ex. 34:6-8 ↩︎
- 2 Tim. 3:16-17 ↩︎
- Col. 1:5b-7; Heb. 4:12 ↩︎
- 2 Tim. 4:2; Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 5:2 ↩︎