At New City Church our worship services include at least six elements. They are:
- giving of offerings
- public reading of Scripture
- preaching of God’s Word
- communion and/or baptism
Each of these six elements is an act of worship. Every worship service will include these. We may also include other elements such as a creative video or poetry. We try to include a person’s faith story as often as possible.
Often when people ask what our worship services are like they are really asking about music. Since we are instructed by Scripture to teach one another through “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Colossians 3:16) our choice of worship music is songs that are theologically rich. Since we live in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the year 2011 our choice of worship music style is contemporary.
This results in a wide range of songs we sing, from great hymns of the faith such as “Amazing Grace” to more recent songs such as “Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher.