Worship

 
“Worship is our response, both personal and corporate, to God for who He is, and what He has done; expressed in and by the things we say and the way we live.”   Louie Giglio:
 
Authentic worship is when we worship God “…in spirit and truth”, giving our best to God, both intellectually and emotionally.  “…To worship God ‘in spirit and in truth’ is first and foremost a way of saying that we must worship God by means of Christ. In Him the reality has dawned and the shadows are being swept away (Hebrews 8:13). Christian worship is new covenant worship; it is gospel-inspired worship; it is Christ-centered worship; it is cross-focused worship.  Redemption is the means; worship is the goal. In one sense, worship is the whole point of everything. It is the purpose of history, the goal of the whole Christian story. Worship is not one segment of the Christian life among others. Worship is the entire Christian life, seen as a priestly offering to God. And when we meet together as a church, our time of worship is not merely a preliminary to something else; rather, it is the whole point of our existence as the body of Christ.”  D.A. Carson and John Frame
When are worship services and what are they like?

We have 3 morning worship services at First Baptist Church:   
 
Our CLASSIC service meets at 9:00 AM in our Sanctuary and features traditional hymns accompanied by piano and organ.

Our VENUE service also meets at 9:00 AM in our Meeting Room on the other side of our campus and features a modern, more relaxed acoustical contemporary worship style.
 
Our FAMILY Worship service then meets at 10:30 AM in our Sanctuary and features contemporary worship music and along with some contemporary hymn arrangements led by our praise band and praise singers.
 
Our 9:00 AM services run about 1 hour and our 10:30 AM service runs about 75 minutes.  At all of our worship services, we sing, we pray, and we hear God’s Word.  There are about 3-4 songs or hymns, prayers, and a typical sermon will be about 30 – 40 minutes.
 
 
What about communion?

We take communion throughout the year.  If you believe in Jesus and have placed your faith and trust in Him as your Savior and Lord, you are welcome to participate.  You do not have to be a member of First Baptist.  If you choose not to participate, simply pass the bread and juice to the person next to you.

After the service

We have gifts available to our first time attenders in our Sanctuary foyer after the services as a way of saying thank you for attending worship with us.  Many of our attenders also linger to catch up with each other and also visit with our ministerial staff.  You will find that we are a very welcoming church and we make the extra effort to let everyone know how much we appreciate them and for taking time to worship with us.  We’d love to have you come and join us on a Sunday morning!