We believe biblical worship is more than a particular time during the service. Worship is about more than music and singing. True biblical worship is a holistic endeavor that begins in the heart of the worshipper. When we worship we engage God with our total selves (Romans 12:1-2). It is an action that happens during the entire meeting. It is heightened when we gather as the body of Christ, but it continues throughout the week in our daily walk with God. It is an action of the heart and the mind (John 4:23-24).
Corporate worship takes place when we come together as the people of God to surrender ourselves to Him. Therefore, worship is expressed in many ways during the time that we share together. When Scripture is read, that is worship; when we sing and reflect upon that which is being sung, that is worship; when we lift our hands in surrender to God, that is worship; when we pray together, that is part of worship; when we give, that is an act of worship, and when we listen and respond in obedience to the preached word of God, that is worship. It can be an emotional time full of joy and verbal praise for some, while solemn and introspective for others, but it is life changing for everyone.