Note: Jones explains the typical Holiness Church service, which begins with singing without a leader – unlike the Baptist service, which begins with a hymn led by a deacon. In the Holiness Church, hymn books are not used, and the congregation sings sprituals and lining-out hymns. After the opening songs the service continues with prayer at the altar, followed by the scripture lesson, which may be read equally by anyone among the church family and visitors. Only after the reading does the preacher begin to take a leading role. Jones and Lomax discuss this organizational format. Jones says that a Holiness preacher is a vessel of the spirit of God. She believes that preaching from a written sermon precludes spontaneous interaction with God.