One of the most essential parts of our walk with Christ is the time we spend worshipping the God we serve. It is important that we come together to be taught the word of God, to receive the word of God, and to exalt God. We must not forsake the assembling of the saints as stated in Hebrews 10:25. Please join us each week for our services on Sundays and Wednesdays. To attend the adult ministry services please select the "Goodwill Church Ministry" tab and to attend or send your children to our youth ministry service select the "Heritage House" tab for service times.
Why We Worship As We Do
If you are unfamiliar with our form of worship, we'd like to explain why we do what we do. We want you to enjoy our fellowship, to be comfortable and be of "one spirit" with us. Below are 12 acts of worship which comprise our joint response to the Lord, with supporting scriptural references.
1. Worship in Spirit and in Truth
"The hour comes, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship Him." John 4:23
2. In the Beauty of Holiness
"Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; worship the Lord in beauty of holiness."
3. Praise is Appropriate
"Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely unto the righteous."
4. Lifting the Hands
"Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you, thus will I bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name." Psalm 63:3-4 (1 Tim. 2:8, Psalm 134:2)
5. Standing to Praise
"Stand up and bless the Lord your God" Neh. 9:5 (Psalm 135:1-3, 134:1-3)
6. Clap the Hands with the Shout of Jubilation
"O clap your hands all ye people, shout unto God with the voice of triumph; for the Lord most high is awesome, He is a great King over all the earth." Psalm 47:1-2
7. Praising with Dancing and Leaping
"Praise Him with the trimbrel and dance." Psalm 150:4 (Acts 3:6-8, 2 Sam. 6:14)
8. With Musical Instruments
"Praise ye the Lord with the sound of the trumpet, psaltry, stringed instruments, cymbals...let everything that hath breath, praise the Lord." Psalm 150 & 98 (2 Chron. 5:11-14)
9. Praising God by Singing Songs, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs...Singing in the Spirit
"Speaking to yourselves in songs and hymns and spiritual songs singings and making melody...to the Lord." Eph. 5:19 (1 Cor. 14:15)
10. Praise and Worshipping God in, Giving offerings of the First Fruit
"Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your increase." Prov.3:9
11. Healing and Praying for the Sick
"And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name...they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." Mark 16:17-18, Matt. 10: 7-8, Matt. 8:16-17
12. Speaking in other Tongues
"And they were filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance." Acts 2:4 (Mark 16:17)
We invite you to join in these expressions of worship, but whether or not you do, you are still welcome! We would be happy to have you join us!