The weekly corporate gathering of the church is a priority at Grace. God’s word is read, preached and heeded. Songs of praise and thanksgiving are directed to God in worship. Corporate prayers are offered to him. The corporate nature of this gathering is both edifying to the believer and a witness of God’s grace to the world.
Because we believe God’s word is central to living the Christian life, we ground all our preaching and worship in the Bible. In each sermon, we consider a passage from the Bible, listening to God speak to us through the Holy Spirit. We preach expositionally, studying a book of the Bible, verse-by-verse, asking what the passage means in its context, and how it applies to our lives.
It is a privilege to worship and serve our Creator. God is honored when the church gathers to worship him in spirit and in truth. We are renewed and encouraged in doing so. Our music is contemporary, yet includes a strong emphasis on hymns, which offer Christians a rich expression of theology. The primary singers at Grace are the congregation. We have placed an emphasis on congregational singing because the worship of God is something in which believers are called to participate. We remember God’s character and ways through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, through the offering of prayers, through the public reading of Scripture and through the preaching of the word. We respond to God’s word with submissive hearts, generous giving, and obedient lives. Corporate worship instructs us in the way we approach the Father as individual worshipers each day.