At Grace Fellowship our desire is to glorify God through the use of biblically-based music. We, therefore, strive to incorporate music with Scriptural lyrics. Since musical style is a secondary issue, it is typical for us to sing anything from an old hymn written in the 1600′s, to a modern-day hymn, to a new contemporary song written just last year.
We believe that music is only one facet of worship. The goal of each corporate worship service at Grace Fellowship is to recreate the Gospel story. All elements of the corporate worship service help us reach that goal. Each element of the service should constitute worship. Music at Grace Fellowship usually functions as a response to something else in the service (a responsive reading, a prayer, a confession of sin, an assurance of pardon, a scripture reading, preaching, or a profession of faith).
We are a confessional people, having adopted the “1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith“. In our services it is common for us to publicly confess different aspects of the London confession, a sola statement, or an ancient church creed. Although we typically use a liturgy, we try not to be too “wooden”. Liturgy doesn’t have to be dry and boring!
What are some of the characteristics that you will find at Grace Fellowship? You will find an emphasis on God’s transcendence and yet His imminence. He is far greater than us and yet He is near. You will see an appreciation for both the ancient and the contemporary, the new and the old. You will (hopefully) experience depth, but not rigid formalism. You will experience a value for God’s Word and yet a dependance on His Holy Spirit. You will sense a respect and fear of the Lord, all the while being able to relax.
We encourage you to join us this Sunday for corporate worship at 10:15!