Sunday Mornings at 10:30 am

Mission

The worship ministry of Community exists to help our people worship the triune God in spirit and in truth; and to experience the sufficiency and supremacy of Christ in all things.

Vision

Worship is the term we use to cover all the acts of the heart, mind and body that express the infinite worth of God. This general term is made more specific in our worship service. We sing songs, give offerings, hear and obey God's Word, and reorient our lives through the working of the Holy Spirit and the application of the Word of God.

Pattern for Worship

The New Testament indicates that the early church put a priority on worship (Acts 2:42-47). Christ tells us that our Father is seeking people to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). We also have some teaching about the kinds of music that are appropriate for worship (Ephesians 5:19). However, no where in the New Testament are we given a pattern, format or even an example of a complete worship service. Therefore, since the Bible is the source of our faith and practice, we look to Psalm 100 and Psalm 95 for a model. Both of these Psalms indicate that when God's people come together for corporate worship, we are to first approach God as our King with loud, joyful celebration of who He is and what He has done for us. This is followed by a time of reverence as we reflect on the application of these truths for our lives and submit our will and lives to God for His purposes and glory. We seek to follow this pattern ever week as we worship the only true and living God.

Values

We plan our worship service around five key priorities:

  • Bible Saturation: The content of our singing, praying, welcoming and preaching will always conform to the truth of Scripture. God's Word is the ground of all our appeal to authority (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
  • Head and Heart: Our service will appeal to clear thinking about spiritual things, and seek to kindle hearts with deep, strong, real emotions toward God with these truths (Matthew 22:37).
  • Reality: Our worship will have the atmosphere of a radically personal encounter with the God of truth. We will avoid all pretense and posturing, all flippant, superficial frivolity. We will pursue reverence, passion, and wonder (Psalm 96).
  • Transparency: We want all platform participants to disappear and allow the greatness of God to shine through. Our trust is in our message, not ourselves as messengers. We actively avoid shoddiness and lack
  • Contemporary and Traditional: We celebrate different time periods of musical expression, not for the sake of appeasing demographics, but to show how the glory of God transcends personal taste (Matthew 13:52).