Worship at FBC
We see Worship as one of our three core callings. We worship God because of who He is
– He is the Almighty Creator God, and we also worship Him out of love and gratitude for what he has done for us in Jesus Christ
. Our worship is therefore always Christ-centred. Although our worship is first and foremost for the Lord himself, we do believe that God wants to bless us as we gather together in worship. We therefore speak of EXPECTANT WORSHIP – encountering God in a variety of gatherings where we are inspired and empowered to live for Christ.
The variety we seek in worship is partly achieved by having two different modes during the year
– the Term mode and the Holiday mode. Each Sunday begins with a Communion
at 9.00 am – a simple half hour meeting breaking bread together. This happens whichever mode we are in.
During the Term mode we then have two services – FBC Transform
at 10.30 am which includes children’s provision, and FBC Energy
at 6.00pm. These services differ in style from one another to help us further extend our reach and appeal. (FBC Transform is dynamic and engaging; FBC Energy is contemporary and informal.) The Term Time services usually deal with the same passage or topic for the whole day as part of a series. The learning from this is then reinforced as the Life Groups are provided with material & questions based on the same passage or topic to look at in their sessions.
When we are in Holiday mode, we try to ensure our services have a 'together' focus, complementing the variety of the Term Time services. In addition to the 9.00 am Communion, we have FBC Family
at 10.30 am, which is a service designed for all ages. (Consequently there are no children or youth group meetings at this time.) The evening service at 6.00 pm is either FBC Praise
(similar to the Term Time Energy service); FBC Youth
(a Youth Service) or FBC Prayer
(a Prayer evening). If there is no evening service, then we have a single service at 10.30 am, called FBC Togethe
r, which is an opportunity to come together as the whole church family. Please keep an eye on the website for up-to-date information about the times and place of our services.
We are greatly blessed that as a Church we consistently experience the Lord’s presence in a very real and tangible way when we meet together. We do truly encounter the Lord in worship and would invite you to join us.
For details about services this week, see the Services information on the home page, and if you have any questions about our Sunday Services or need to get in touch with us about any other enquiry we will be happy to help. Please Contact Us
for more information.