Throughout Scripture, we see that the believers met together regularly, specifically for the purpose of devoting themselves to teaching, prayer, fellowship, and communion (Acts 2:42, Colossians 4:2-3). In Colossians 3:16, Paul commands the church to “teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives and to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.”
While a contemporary gathering with a worship band and gifted speaker can be a blessing, it is our goal to meet together reverently before God and to be devoted to the same things the believers in the Early Church were devoted to while leaving room for Holy Spirit to lead us and work in and through our lives.
We believe that every member has been given a gift to help build up the body of believers (1 Cor. 12:17) and without that member pursuing and contributing their spiritual gift(s), we fall short of being the church that God truly desires.
It is ultimately our hope that as we spend time with God regularly throughout the week that when we meet together, we would be able to bring insight from our personal time with the Lord, teach and counsel one another, share a word of encouragement or wisdom, sing spiritual songs, and use our gift(s) to build up the body.
Lastly, Hebrews 10:24-25 says “let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” The temptation can be to compromise our meeting together with other believers and to fill our time with other fun activities; however, we want to be a church that does not compromise our time together but instead works towards being the church that God desires.