“Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16
We are committed to a ministry deeply rooted in the Gospel of Christ and promoting the ordinary means of grace to which the Church has been committed — and through which she has prospered — from her earliest days (Acts 2:42). One of the ways we do this is through Classic Christianity. We don’t do this because we seek to be old-fashioned, but because we believe there is value in singing words and music which have stood the test of time. The great songs and music of our faith underscore our connection with our fathers and mothers in the faith and enshrine a rich legacy of Biblical truth and Christian experience which we want to preserve and treasure. C. S. Lewis said, “Whatever is not eternal, is eternally out of date.” Because it is grounded on God’s unchanging Word and deals with such eternal matters as God and man, life and death, heaven and hell, we believe that “Classic Christianity” is always relevant and we seek to promote it in our church body.
At CRPC, we love music and want to use it to the fullest to glorify God and to edify each other. Although we gladly and gratefully use of the gifts of trained and skilled musicians, the mainstay of our music program is the congregation’s singing. We do realize that in our own day much of this music is unfamiliar to many of us. For that reason we promote musical skill and literacy among our members through a [voluntary] time of music instruction every Lord’s Day before our evening worship service.