What to Expect
Imago Dei Church desires to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a new church that cherishes 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 small 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. We strive to sing songs that are biblically faithful, full of praise to God, and lend themselves to congregational singing.
Each week’s service has a few different times of dedicated prayer. One unique thing about IDC’s order of worship is that each week our pastor spends an extended amount of time in intercessory prayer. He will stand before the congregation for 5-7 minutes and pray for the body of IDC, other churches and pastors in the DFW area, and the spread of the gospel to the nations.
We observe the Lord’s Supper every week 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 elements of our gathered worship services happen every week—songs, prayers, preaching, and the Lord’s Supper. Another consistent element is the reading of God’s word. We usually have one reading from our sermon text. It is common to also read a related passage from scripture, an article from our Confession of Faith, recite the Lord’s Prayer, or have a corporate prayer of confession and assurance of pardon.
We believe that the public giving of our tithes and offerings is an act of worship, thus we take up an offering at each week’s service. If you are a visitor to IDC, we do not expect you to give. We are simply glad to have you with 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. IDC Kids is available through fifth grade.