|Sunday Worship Services: What to Expect|
9:15am: Traditional Worship Service
“Traditional” at Bacon Heights does not mean “boring or old-fashioned.” What it does mean is that you will encounter a worship experience, musically, full of the old (and a few not-so-old) hymns. Their lyrics rich in theology, we have a great love for the old hymns. Should you find time to study the background of the hymns and their authors you will discover a goldmine of inspiration. After all, a hymn - at its core - is simply someone's life-changing story put to music. In addition, you’ll hear our Adult Choir and Orchestra sing and play everything from traditional to Handel's "Messiah" to Southern Gospel to modern-day musical arrangements. We've even sung "O Happy Day" from the movie, "Sister Act 2".
Our “contemporary” service is characterized, musically, by more modern worship music and accompanied by our Bacon Heights Praise Band. Some mistakenly believe that “contemporary worship” equals a “dumbing down” of our worship of Christ. But, nothing could be farther from the truth. We love modern Christ-centered music, which we have found to be, pure and simple, Scriptural truth in Scriptural language. In addition, many contemporary worship songs are excellent vehicles for getting God’s Word into the memories of worshipers, adult and children alike. So, whether we're singing a currently popular contemporary song, a fresh arrangment of an old hymn, or even a re-written/Christian version of an old Motown hit, one thing's for certain - Jesus Christ will be the centerpiece of it all.
Regardless of which musical style you prefer or which service you attend, you will find each worship service:
* driven by the Word of God (Romans 10:17)
* motivated by the love of Christ (John 13:34-35)
* filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22-23)
* and intensely worshipful (John 4:23-24)
Regarding "What to Wear:"
Although the “traditional” service has more of a “suit & tie” feel to it – and the “contemporary” service has a more casual feel - you will find people in both services dressed however they prefer to dress. Regardless of if you like “dressing up” or wearing a t-shirt & flip-flops, you are welcome and will feel right at home! Each Service is led by Dr. Jerry Joplin, our Senior Pastor, and Nick Watts, our Music/Worship Pastor.
Click here for a quick overview of our Music Ministry Opportunities - and how you can get involved.
See, also, Nick's article, Music Ministry: The Way I See It
See, also, Nick's article, Traditional or Contemporary? A Theological Framework