At Faith Presbyterian, we believe worship is an act of offering sacrifice and praise to God, according to how He commands. We also believe, according to the Scriptures, worship must be gospel-centered and consciously designed to point individuals to Christ and His completed work for us in His life, death, and resurrection.
Accordingly, we strive to observe the regulative principle in our order of worship, incorporating only what we believe God has commanded in His Word. The Regulative Principle of Worship states that the corporate worship of God is to be founded upon specific directions in Scripture. In the public worship of God, specific requirements are made, and we are not free either to ignore them or to add to them. Only after serious consideration and prayer will the pastor and the Session add anything to, or subtract anything from, the liturgy.
At Faith Presbyterian, we believe that the worship of God should be done corporately by the people of God. Consequently, our liturgy is designed to maximize participation by the congregation consistent with reverence and order due to a holy God. We confess our sins together, affirm our faith together, praise God together in song, read the Bible, and pray together.
What follows is a list of the elements of the liturgy for the Sunday morning worship service at Faith Presbyterian Church, click on each heading for a brief explanation for the inclusion of each element.