You will find five major elements that are consistent when we gather for worship.
When we gather for corporate worship, we aim to make the Gospel central. We emphasize the collective witness of the Church throughout history by singing older and newer songs that teach us Christ-exalting biblical truth.
Prayer is essential to the life of the church. We believe prayer is necessary because we are dependent on God as the Giver of all good things. We incorporate prayer regularly throughout the service by voicing prayers of confession, praise, supplication, and thanksgiving.
God has spoken. The Word of God, which is the Holy Bible, is God's revelation of Himself to us. Without the Word of God we would not know God in Christ, and we would cease to exist as a local church. Therefore, we make it a primary task to read the Word aloud every Sunday morning when we gather for worship.
Preaching at APBC is expositional, meaning that we aim to make the main point(s) of the biblical passage the main point(s) of the sermon. Yet, we press further. We embrace expository exultation. In this pursuit, we believe that as the truth of God's word is proclaimed, Christ is exalted, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, the people of God worship.
Christ has given to his Church the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper. We practice baptism by immersion when a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ. We observe the Lord's Supper together generally every four to six weeks.