WORSHIP WITH US
LOCATED IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO
Steamboat Church of Christ is a congregation of the mainstream Restoration Movement churches of Christ. As such, we aspire to model faith and practice after that of the First Century Church. This is what you can expect to happen when you come worship with us.
Sunday Morning Bible Class 9:30am | Sunday Morning Service 10:30am
Our worship gatherings consist of a time of singing, prayer, communion, scripture, preaching, and fellowship. We want to celebrate what Jesus has done for us and what God is doing in our lives. We seek to be family to one another as the body of Christ. We hope that when members and visitors attend these gatherings, everyone leaves feeling that they have worshiped God aright in the community of believers and have drawn closer to him and to the body.
When we worship in song at the Steamboat Church of Christ, we sing a cappella. We lift our voices together to sing as one body. The Lord has given us an incredible invitation to worship him in song. Even more incredible, the God of the universe wants to hear each voice as each person brings their sacrifice of praise in song. As we sing with our voices we all participate equally together singing hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs of praise to our creator. We praise him for all he has done and all he continues to do.
When we come together to worship, we will talk to God in prayer. We believe in the power of prayer, and we believe this to be an act of worship as we acknowledge the authority and dominion God has over all things past, present, and future.
This is the part of our time of worship when we gather together as the body of Christ on the first day of the week. Some churches call this the Lord’s Supper, some call it the Eucharist, and some call it Communion. Communion is the time during worship where we remember our Lord and Savior and the sacrifice he made on the cross to provide atonement for our sins. During this time, we reenact the meal Jesus shared with his disciples before he went to the cross. He instructed them to continue to remember him in this way when they gathered together. Because of this, we take communion each week in remembrance of him. We take the bread in remembrance of the body of Christ that was offered on the cross. We take the cup in remembrance of the blood that was shed on the cross. During this time, we also focus our minds through prayer and reflection as we examine our lives and thank God for his grace and mercy.
Each week, we also take a moment to worship God through giving. We know that God has blessed us with all things, and that all things belong to him. We recognize that there are many ways to give to God. However, we believe one of the ways we ought to give is through our financial means. The monies that are contributed during this time are used to support ministries that further the Kingdom here in Steamboat Springs and many places throughout the world. In matters of giving, we ask that all present prayerfully seek God and give what they have decided in their heart to give. We believe that this mindset produces cheerful giving, and we know that God loves a cheerful giver.
We believe in the power of the scripture given to us in the Holy Bible. We believe it is the inspired word of God and that it is living and active. We believe that it is sharper than any double-edged sword and able to judge our hearts and attitudes. For this reason, scripture is read in in the assembly every week. We believe that the scriptures have been given to us to instruct, convict, and encourage us along the journey as believers.
When we gather together in worship each week, a message will be shared. While we often refer to this as preaching, it is really a time of listening. During this time, we listen as truths from the Bible are proclaimed. We listen for the voice of God within the sermon being shared. We know that when the message is faithful to the Word of God, it has the power to shape our lives, renew our minds, and transform us more into the likeness of Christ.
Because we believe the church is to be the family of God, we will celebrate and commit things to prayer together in worship. On occasion, this means that we will take time in our worship gatherings to celebrate new babies that have been born, and we will pray over their parents that they may raise them in faith and teach them truth from God’s Word. We may also take a moment to recognize a couple who has reached a milestone anniversary in their marriages and celebrate how God has used them to be a shining example of love and commitment. When an individual is moved to confess Jesus as Lord and put on Christ in baptism, we will take time to celebrate this moment as they are baptized and welcomed into the family of God. When people are hurting and in need of prayer, we will take time to lift their needs up before the Lord. We believe that Christ instituted the Church in order that we might rejoice with one another, weep with one another, and stir one another up to love and good works through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.