What to Expect
In striving for our worship services to be Christ-centered, Christ-honoring and Christ-exalting, we structure our Sunday service in a way that represents the Gospel not only in content but in the container as well. Thus, our liturgy (structure of our services) is modeled after traditional liturgy of the church, the patterns of individual worship (Isaiah 6:1-13, Rom 11-15) and corporate worship (Deut 5, 2 Chron 5-7, Rev 4-21) in the Old and New Testaments, and the Gospel message itself (influenced by Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Worship).
Here is the outline of Gospel Worship:
1. Adoration – God’s character recognized.
2. Confession – Human character confessed.
3. Assurance – Grace exhibited and assured.
4. Thanksgiving – Response of thankful devotion.
5. Instruction – Instruction for obedience.
6. Blessing – Promise of covenant blessing.
Notice how closely this follows the Gospel message itself.
Here then is one example of a typical Sunday morning at FBCN:
1. Call to Worship - Psalm 66:1-20
2. Song of Adoration - “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”
3. Prayer of Confession
4. Song of Assurance - “Sovereign Grace O’er Sin Abounding”
5. Prayer for the Nations
6. Song of Thanksgiving - “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
8. Song of Response - “Nothing but the Blood”
10. Charge and Blessing
Read more about our Worship Music.
Questions After the Service
After our services there will be one man and one woman standing by/on the steps of the stage in the sanctuary ready to talk to anyone who may have a question about Christianity or something they heard during the service. Whether you are a new believer, not a believer, or if you dont know what you believe, they will be up there ready to talk to you.
In Between Services
The Norco Café is a time for fellowship and unity among our church body. This half-hour transition period between worship services and Sunday school classes is a wonderful time for everyone to enjoy one another over a drink and a snack. Also, be sure to take this time to follow up on any announcements that interested you and to talk to some of our church leaders about getting more involved.