Worship With Us
We welcome everyone who chooses to worship with us. The following comments might give you an idea of what to expect when you join us for any of our Sunday worship assemblies:
Our singing is without the accompaniment of instruments. We encourage everyone to participate in the singing as we praise God and Christ. As we sing, we want our spirits to commune with God through His Spirit. When Christianity began, Christian worship was very simple. It could occur anywhere among any people in any culture. All that was necessary for Christian worship were minds, hearts, and voices. We seek that same simplicity.
Public prayers will be led at various times. Most worshipers participate by simply bowing their heads. You are welcome to assume whatever posture you are comfortable with in prayer.
Each Sunday we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus through The Lord’s Supper. As Jesus instructed, we eat the bread to remember the physical body that He surrendered to death, and we drink the juice to remember His blood given for our forgiveness. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial act for Christians to observe. The decision to commune is each individual Christian’s decision.
Each Sunday, members give money to support the work of this congregation. Such contributions fund the Lord’s work. We do not expect visitors to contribute. If a visitor chooses to contribute, we gratefully accept the gift. However, the work of this congregation is the responsibility of its members. If you are a guest we would greatly appreciate it if you would fill out a card from the pew in front of you and share a record of your attendance. It is a convenient way for you to request more information about our congregation.
Typically, a preacher will deliver a sermon based on Scripture that is a opportunity for encouragement. We believe that God’s word is living truth and that we are shaped by it. After the sermon, we commonly sing a song of reflection or have a prayer. This is done to encourage each person to reflect on the lesson and make purposeful application.
During the singing of the song for response, we welcome any who want the help and encouragement of public prayer to come to the front. Church shepherds will be waiting to pray for you and hear your request. You may keep your request private with them if this is your wish. There are also church shepherds waiting in Room 100 to offer an opportunity for prayer for those who would rather meet in a more private setting.
We also offer this time as a convenient opportunity to those who want to be baptized into Christ. We believe that Christ’s invitation to be baptized is open every day, every hour to those who are prepared to submit their life to Christ and begin a life as God’s child following Christ in faith. (For more on baptism see the article . . .)
If you wish further explanation about our worship or any aspect of Christian life, we would welcome an opportunity to study the Bible and share Christ with you. Ask any member to introduce you to one of the ministers or congregational leaders. Or you may call the church office at (479) 452-1240. Our address is 900 North Waldron Road at Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903, USA. Or we will be happy to respond by e-mail.