Our Style of Worship

Men and women raise their hands to the lord at Unity Temple COGIC.If you’ve never attended a Church of God in Christ service, you might have some questions about some of the unique things that we do.

This page is intended to help answer some of those questions you might have by referencing the exact bible versus that are the inspiration for our approach to worship.

Why do we stand when we sing?

And the Levites……of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high. 
II Chronicles 20:19

Why do we clap our hands?

O clap your hands all ye people: shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
 Psalm 47:1

Why do we lift our hands?

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord. 
Psalm 134:2

Why do we have this style of worship?

But the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and Truth for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. 
St. John 4:23-24

Why are musical instruments a part of the worship service?

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the psaltery and Harp. 
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance. 
Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. 
Praise Him upon the loud cymbals; praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. 
Psalm 150:3-5

Why do we anoint with oil and pray for the sick?

Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.  James 5:14-15