If you are thinking about visiting one of our worship services, you may have some of these questions:
IS YOUR WORSHIP “TRADITIONAL” OR “CONTEMPORARY”?
Neither. Our belief is that worship should take its cues from what God is like. Since we want to celebrate both the“transcendence” of God (his otherness, bigness, majesty, justice) and the “immanence” of God (his nearness, generosity, mercy, relational nature), we want our worship to reflect both realities about God. So, we strive to use texts, music, and language that reflect both.
WHY DO YOU USE HYMNS?
We don’t want to use hymns just because they are older. Some older hymns aren’t good! But we believe that there are some wonderful hymns that the Church would be wise to keep and enjoy. Good hymns bring together profound doctrine and rich wording — one person called such hymns “theology on fire.” Sometimes we change the musical setting (often drawing on the work of Indelible Grace), and other times use older, more familiar tunes. Either way, the goal is to keep robust content in a format that we can actually sing and enjoy.
For further reflection about the benefit of hymns, see the article “Using Hymns to Build Our Faith.”
WHY DO YOU HAVE THE LORD’S SUPPER EVERY WEEK? WON’T THAT MAKE IT SEEM LESS SPECIAL?
We believe that we need every help that the Bible allows to remember and celebrate the gospel (or, “the good news”). The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament — a tangible, physical way that God has provided for us to depict and celebrate what he has done through the life, death, and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Weekly celebration doesn’t diminish how special the Lord’s Supper is; it emphasizes it.