What is Simple Worship?
It is an opportunity to worship Jesus! Joining with a community of believers, Christians are strengthened by God’s Spirit and by the love and care of His people. When connected to God, we sense that our lives have purpose and meaning. Though we can worship God alone—in our homes, in nature, or in other quiet places—we cannot flourish as Christians without worshipping with other Christians. As we praise and thank God, we become grateful disciples in daily life. As we breathe in and out together in song, we learn what it means to be a body, to depend upon each other’s gifts, to give and receive. Each week as part of worship, we make available the opportunity for believers to celebrate communion so we remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the Cross for us!
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song." (Psalm 28:7)
Is Simple Worship church?
Based on the biblical definition of church “being an assembly/gathering of believers in Jesus Christ,” simple worship is church. Though we are not an organized institution or corporate entity/denomination set apart by the meaning of what a government entity describes as such, we are followers of Jesus Christ who regularly assemble on the Lord’s Day as an opportunity for mutual encouragement, fellowship in breaking of bread, the apostles’ teaching & prayer. Worship is a time for showing our love for God, for being with God, and for breathing in the goodness, mercy, and beauty of God.
“God placed all things under his feet and appointed Christ to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” (Ephesians 1:22-23)
Who gathers for Simple Worship?
- Christians looking for spiritual community to worship in the body of Christ.
- God’s people who may be wandering aimlessly without another place to gather.
- People who have never met Jesus, but He has opened their heart to receive His grace.
We encourage believers to prayerfully consider where God is calling them to worship. Whether called to a large or small group of believers, each is a valid representation of Christ’s church and allows believers to encourage, teach, care for, love, admonish, and shepherd one another. Our prayers are for unity within the body of the church!
“….to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12 – 13)
What about offerings/donations?
Believers should pray for wisdom in regard to how much and to whom God would have them make their offerings. What matters is that believers make financial offerings to God’s work, wherever and in whatever way He leads. Above all, offerings should be given with pure
motives and an attitude of worship to God and service to the body of Christ. Giving is intended to be a joy and a blessing!
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)