Many people react negatively to the word "liturgy." “Liturgy” is simply another name for an order of worship. Though the word is often associated with Roman Catholicism, the fact is, every church has a liturgy. Even the most “spirit-filled,” extemporaneous churches have some order of service that they follow. We do not believe that our liturgy is the only way to worship God. But we do believe it is a better way than many have tasted in our day.
This is because, rather than seeking to be trendy or culturally driven, we see worship as transcending time and space. God has always glorified Himself. There is a sanctuary in heaven upon which all Christian worship is patterned. This transcendent worship is culture-changing, and therefore always relevant to any age or time.
We do not recite creeds, confess sin, and sing psalms because it makes our grandparents comfortable. We do it because God has told us this is how he wants us to approach him. There are no candles, no ornaments, and no rituals to follow in our order of service, only the simple few acts that the first Christians in Acts 2:42 followed as put into a logical and orderly progression that attempts to emulate in a worship service what every believer’s life should look like throughout the week.
We approach God on his terms, not our own. Yet we do so no only in truth but in Spirit. It is each individual’s responsibility to come before God out of love rather than duty. As you meditate and as you follow together the liturgy, think about the words you say and do not say them unless you believe and delight in Christ and his blessed salvation.
Our Typical Service Order