We Worship in Spirit & in Truth
Worship at the Charlestown Bible church will vary slightly according to which service you attend; however, the atmosphere of worship will be similar in all services. The words you might use to describe our worship would be traditional, simple, participatory, and reflective.
It is traditional in that we sing hymns from the hymnal.
It is simple in that we refrain from the loud and the extravagant. There are no rock bands, special effects, manipulative techniques, or showy presentations in our services.
It is participatory in that we encourage collective participation in our singing and in the reading of Scripture. In our evening service we give opportunity for sharing of prayer burdens or thanksgivings. In this meeting, we also spend a half an hour in the singing of hymn requests. In our midweek service we call for believers to pray audibly and publicly with one accord as the apostles of old. And in our Sunday school we desire to see other gifted believers teaching God’s Word.
It is reflective in that we give time for private prayer and meditation. There are two piano numbers in our morning service which are intended to give opportunity for communing with the Lord. We also usually have a moment of silent pray for every congregant to privately communicate with Him.
Our main goal in worship is to give praise to the God of our salvation. We want it to freely flow from the Holy Spirit rather than being produced by human invention. We hope that our worship, humbly offered in the name of Jesus, will be acceptable in His sight.
Yours in the Gospel,
Pastor Dave Becker