What is worship? Worship is more than music.
Music, whatever the style, is not worship. It is a vehicle or tool that aids us in our worship.
People sometimes get caught up in the mechanics of worship, what music they should sing in worship, and what the outward expression of their worship should look like.
But the outward expressions of worship mean very little if not founded upon an authentic relationship with Christ, a deep heartfelt love for Him, and a growing knowledge of the God Scripture reveals.
Jesus said in John 4:23-24, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
With this in mind, we strive to create an atmosphere where believers can come to know God with greater intimacy and accuracy.
Worship is more than a church service.
Worship is not restricted to a specific place and time. What happens within a corporate worship service should only be a reflection of what is happening throughout the week in the lives of each attendee. And then, what happens corporately should help fuel the individual’s everyday life.
Worship comes out of an intimate relationship with God and involves our entire being: our words, our attitudes, and our actions.
Worship is not about us.
What truly matters is not what we get out of the corporate worship service but what we give to God. True worship is God-centered worship. God has called us to worship Him and Him alone and our self-interests need to be placed on the altar.
Romans 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God— this is your spiritual act of worship.”
What does our worship service include?
Our Sunday worship service is a servant ministry with folks who willingly minister to the corporate gathering as musicians, worship leaders, teachers, greeters, and technicians, etc.
Worship can include praying, reading God’s Word with an open heart, singing, teaching, participating in communion, giving, and serving others. It is not limited to one act, but is done properly when the heart, attitude, and mind of the person are in the right place.
Our desire is to build people into personal worshippers of God who come together Sunday mornings in a state of worship and leave better inspired to live out their spiritual heartfelt worship in such a way that others will see their good deeds and give God the glory.