Classical Christian Worship

Our Sunday Service is held at 10am at 7160 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, AL.

Our church community is centered around vintage Christian worship that is robust, reverent, and joyful. What are our services like? We give God thanks and praise in songs full of beauty, richness, and depth. We hear solid biblical preaching and teaching from a Reformational perspective. We are a family-friendly, welcoming congregation, desiring unity with all fellow believers. We celebrate the Lord's Supper together every Sunday as a means of communion with Jesus and each other.

As God gathers us for worship each Lord's day, he draws us into his presence, unites us with each other, instructs in truth, equips us for service, transforms us through his grace, and send us out to bear witness to his mercy in word and deed. We invite you to come and worship with us, to receive God's gifts and to share in his mission to the world. 

Here are a few resources that will help you study and appreciate the various aspects of Church practice. We also have a guide to the Liturgy.

TPC Practice

Children and Worship at TPC

We welcome children into our worship service. We know that small children often make noise. While we ask parents to be sensitive to the needs of others, as a congregation, we have a very high tolerance for the presence of children in the assembly. After all, entrance into the presence of God and participation in the liturgy are "baptismal" rights that belong to them as members of the royal priesthood.

We encourage you to train your children to not simply sit still through the service, but to actually engage the service as much as possible. That's one of the advantages of a liturgical pattern of worship -- there is enough repetition in the responses and service music that even pre-literate children can be taught rapidly how to participate, at least in bits and pieces. They also quickly learn to enjoy the bodily gestures and postures we use, learning when to sit, stand, kneel, raise their hands, and shout "Amen!"

If your children cause a bit of commotion, please do not feel the need to immediately take them out or to the nursery. The rest of the TPC family is willing to bear with your children, so you can too. Children were no different in Jesus' day, and yet he invited them to himself, without regard for the distractions they might present (Mt. 18-19). The psalmist insisted that children have an important role to play in the church's liturgical "holy war," silencing the foe and the accuser (Ps. 8).

Here are a couple of documents that further delineate the way in which we view children, especially their presence in the worship service:

Our paedocommunion/credocommunion cooperative agreement statement.

Our nursery philosophy.

Music

Dabney Center Lecture Notes, Spring 2007 (pdf)