Don't worry about dressing in any particular "style" at Darby Community Church--come as you are! All we want is for every part of our service to be done with the intention of magnifying Christ and edifying the church. We want to be doctrinally sound and deeply heartfelt. We try to follow the example of Acts 2:42-47, which includes preaching, the Lord's Supper, prayer, benevolence, worship, fellowship, and community involvement. A typical Sunday morning service includes:
Each service begins with "prayer and supplication" (Eph. 6:18). We pray for God's glory, God's pardon, God's provision, and God's blessing.
We provide information on upcoming church/community events, share ministry reports, and make known any needs within the body so that we may "bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Gal. 6:2).
The congregation participates in a responsive reading from the Psalms. By "addressing one another in psalms" (Eph. 5:19) we prepare our hearts for worship.
Our worship team leads us in a mix of historic and contemporary songs. Our desire is to worship God "in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24) while singing "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Col. 3:16).
An offering is collected each week to meet the needs of the church and its members. We give "not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor. 9:7).
We preach expositionally from the Bible, which means we go through a book at a time, chapter by chapter. We will occasionally do a topical study for special events, but we believe that expository teaching is the best way to "rightly handle the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).
We conclude each service by sharing in Communion so that by "eating this bread and drinking this cup" we "proclaim the Lord's death until He comes" (1 Cor. 11:26).
Stay after to chat, drink coffee, catch up, and invest in one another! This is our “family time” together.