What is Worship? What is not worship?
Worship is not merely an act or an event.
Worship is not simply singing or proclaiming God’s word.
Worship is more.
Every person worships something or someone.
Christian worship is the exaltation…the lifting up of God over all other things, as He has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ.
Christian worship is first a lifestyle that flows out of a person whose experienced the transforming grace of Jesus. We worship individually as we follow the leading of Christ through our days.
Christian worship is secondly a corporate expression…something that happens sometimes incidentally and sometimes intentionally when two or more people are gathered.
The main reason any church gathers is to engage in corporate worship. All the other activities and ministries of the church could fade away, but corporate worship defines the church.
Intentional, corporate worship at Wilmore Free Methodist Church takes many expressions.
Our Sunday morning worship celebrations (at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m.) follow the best practices of the Church through the ages. We try to incorporate, in creative ways, those elements that have proven substantial, meaningful and enduring, including song, creed, fellowship, prayer, symbol, sacrament, and the reading and proclamation of the Bible, the Old and New Testaments of God’s written word to us.
Many in our church family gather again on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. to close the Lord’s Day in corporate worship. Sunday evening worship includes song, testimony, prayer and the study of Scripture, typically in the form of Biblical book study.