Worship in a Gathering
The Church Gathered"Sunday services are about more than music and sermons..."
The third spiritual practice is to worship in a gathering. The most common of these gatherings would be our morning worship services. We encourage you not only to attend but to actively engage with what God is doing in corporate worship.
On Sunday mornings, enthusiastically engage in worship through singing. The words will be on the screen if you do not know the lyrics. We have different musical genre’s at Broadview. Our 8:25 service is Southern Gospel whereas our 9:40/11:00 services are contemporary. Pick a service that’s going to best prepare your heart to experience God’s presence.
On Sunday morning, times of prayer will be scattered throughout the service. There will be prayers of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, intercession and personal commitment. There is something unique about Christians gathering together for worship. God manifests himself in a special way. Take advantage of that opportunity as you pray. Pray not only for yourself but for what God is doing in our life together as a church.
After a time of worship through singing and prayer, someone will get up and share a message from God’s Word. Listen attentively as they draw out the meaning of that Sunday’s Bible passage. Take notes during the sermon so that you can discuss your takeaways with family and/or friends.
The Sunday message will not only explain what God has said in a particular passage. The speaker will also draw out specific kinds of personal application. Prayerfully consider what God is saying to you in light of that Sunday’s message. God is always faithful to speak through the preached Word. Be faithful in your response to the Word by applying what you’ve heard to your daily life.
We do not expect guests of Broadview to give to our church financially. However, giving financially is an expectation of church membership. Your faithful stewardship of what God has entrusted to you financially is one of the clearest markers of your spiritual maturity. When you give, you’re not just giving “to” an organization. You’re giving “through” our organization “to” the Kingdom of God. By being generous, you join God in what’s He’s doing in and through our church.
Worship in a Gathering
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25)