The everyday behavior we express toward what we find most ultimate. When done in community it becomes the formal behavior of the people of God through the proclamation of the Gospel, the Lord’s Table, baptism, singing, praying, and sharing in the Word of God.
Everybody worships. Worship is simply placing unparalleled importance on something, and then living your life to obtain that thing. We do this individually every day, but we can do this corporately as the Church as well.
The Church recognizes God as the subject of unparalleled importance. He is the object of our desire and the source of our delight. Only in God can our hearts find satisfaction and rest. In light of this, the Church incorporates ways to hear from God, speak to God, and be with God through ordained pathways revealed to us in scripture:
The Gospel is the good news of the person and work of Jesus. It is the announcement that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, sin and death have been defeated. The good news is that we are no longer in bondage to decay, fated for death, and separated from God. We have been invited back into the presence of the Trinitarian life of God by the Father sending the Son, the Father and Son sending the Spirit, and the union we now share through the Spirit, with the Father, in the Son. The Gospel is the story scripture tells, and each worship gathering is a new opportunity for the Gospel to confront our beliefs and renew them in light of the gracious love of God.
The Church creates space both for personal, and corporate, conversation with God.