This is the third part of a 5-part essay on why I will not be (and you should not be either) joining the Evangelical Presbyterian Church any time soon.
3) A Free and Unordered Worship Service
While this critique is probably the weakest and most contingent on a church-by-church and locational motivations it is still the one I notice most when attending services at an Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
One of the hallmarks of Reformed Orthodoxy is the presentation during worship of a standard and ordered worship service. This critique along with the criticisms of the EPC’s views on the charismata arise primarily from personal experience with EPC Churches I have attended and/or had friends who attended them. I’ll deal more in depth with this critique in the next bullet point dealing with the passe nature of “Reformed” theology in the EPC.