At GPC we are committed to being a worshiping community whose desire is glorify the Kings of kings.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
The Apostle Peter says that the end of our salvation, the purpose of our life, the reason He saved us was for a singular reason: to declare His praises. Worship has always been central at GPC. The centrality of worship is even reflected in the architecture: the building is built around a sanctuary.
Worship, however, is not limited to what is done on Sunday morning, but is invading all areas of our life. Paul says whatever we do, in word or deed, we are to do in the name of the Lord. As we want our lives to be lived in the light of His worship so we want the light of His worship to go the nations.
Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness; the nourishment of mind with His truth; the purifying of imagination by His beauty; the opening of the heart to His love; the surrender of will to His purpose-and all this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your style of worship? Our worship is a blend of various traditions and styles which may be described as both traditional and contemporary.
- How long is your worship service? Our worship service generally last between an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and a half.
- What types of music and instruments do you use? We use piano, guitar, percussion, bass, keyboards, and of course: voices.
- How often do you celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the last Sunday of each month.
- Do you follow the regulative principle of worship? Yes, since worship is commanded by God and is for him, no place but His word may dictate what one must do when one worships Him.