The primary purpose of the church can be simply divided into three main areas:
- Equipping the Saints
- Outreach to the World
Since worship is the only one of the three that will continue for eternity, it is the most critical labor to which the church is called. The center of Christian worship is the Gospel, literally the "Good News" of Jesus Christ. As the Apostle Paul wrote, "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures." (1Cor 5:3-4)
The primary place the Lord has called us to experience this Good News is in biblical preaching and the administration of the Sacraments on the Lord's Day. The early Reformers called this simply "Word & Sacrament;" that on Sunday, Christians are called together in local fellowship to hear and taste "the kindness of the Lord." (1Pet 2:1-3)
To this end the Second Congregational Church of Winsted focuses on traditional Protestant worship.