Imago Dei Church desires to see lives transformed by the Gospel. We are a new church with old roots. While we work hard to see the Gospel applied in our lives and culture today, we also cherish the fellowship we have with Christians that have gone before us. We hope this blend of the ancient and modern allows us to focus more on Jesus than our own time and place. Here are a few things you will experience at IDC:
We typically go through books of the Bible, studying a passage each week. The weekly sermon is also reviewed and discussed in our Growth Groups throughout the week. We aim to exalt Jesus in every sermon, and apply the truths of the selected text to our lives practically. We also hope that the listeners will be reproducers (teaching God’s Word to others), not just receivers.
You can expect a mix of modern and ancient songs that magnify Christ. Our worship leader strives to lead us in songs that are biblically faithful and full of praise to God. For more information about the music we use at IDC worship gatherings, visit our worship site.
We hope to foster an atmosphere of prayer while we worship together. Our elders will often pray from the stage. Also, we hope that our observance of the Lord’s Supper will be a time of reflection and prayer.
We observe the Lord’s Supper every Sunday in order to remember Christ’s atoning death and our identity as members of one body. This is also a time for repentance and renewal. We invite people to examine their lives personally, and also encourage people to speak with a pastor if they need prayer or desire to trust in Christ as their Savior.
Certain aspects of the service will be consistent every week. One of those aspects is reading Scripture out loud together. We usually have one reading from the Psalms, and other readings from portions of the Old and New Testaments that tie in with the weekly sermon passage. We also like to recite the ancient confessions like The Apostle’s Creed, and we often conclude by reciting a biblical prayer, such as the Lord’s Prayer. Occasionally, we will read prayers, like those in The Common Book of Prayer.
Offerings are an important part of worship. Offering boxes are located at each of the Communion tables. If you are a visitor to IDC, we do not expect you to give. We are simply glad to have you join us.
Come as you are. We do not have a dress code, but most people in our congregation dress “casually.”
We welcome any children into the service to worship alongside our family of faith. Childcare is available for children four years old and younger.