All of life is worship.
We are all worshippers, whether we admit it or not. It is what we were made for. We’re made for intimacy with God to the point that he’s the hero of our stories. So when we do not worship God, then we become the heroes of our story. We end up worshiping other things by living for another person, pleasure, accomplishment, money, significance, a career, approval and power. These are actually very good things, but neither are they meant to bring you ultimate joy; they are not intended for our worship - in fact, they are meant to help us worship and love our Creator. When we give ourselves to these things, we actually dehumanize ourselves.
The Gospel frees us to worship God.
The good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection proclaims that we can freely receive what none of our own efforts or accomplishments could ever achieve for us — acceptance, approval, and reconciliation with our Creator God. Jesus frees us and reconnects us to our Creator, so we are able to worship God instead of the things he created. Since all things were created by God, they belong to him, and we are now able to celebrate Him with the things he has created.
One of the essential rhythms of following Jesus is worshiping together as God's family.
The church is not the family of God if she does not worship. On each Sunday, Christians across the globe gather together to remember and rehearse the freedom that Jesus secured for us. We also want to practice the hospitality that Jesus showed to us. One simple way that we do that is by making accessible to seekers and skeptics alike.
So, on one hand, worship is for God as he is worthy of all praise.
Then, on the other hand, worship is for us as we actually become more human through the worship of our Creator.
To the end of celebrating God and enjoying his hospitality, our worship services are structured around a liturgy (a regular pattern of elements) that help us remember and act out the gospel each week. This means music, prayers, communion, and a sermon. The music varies from week to week, but we aim for creative excellence and theological depth. We sing ancient and modern hymns, as we work hard to express robust spiritual truth in ways that are intellectually accessibly to anyone regardless of where they stand with Jesus.