WHAT IS WORSHIP?
In a broad sense, God desires worship to be everything that we do (Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31) as an extension of who we are in Christ (Romans 12:1-2). The way we live our lives, the way we communicate with others, the things we value the most can all be worship unto the Lord. More specifically, music is explicitly mentioned as worship that is pleasing to God (Ephesians 5:18-21, Colossians 3:16, Psalm 105:2, Psalm 150). This is why when we gather each week we spend time singing and making music unto the Lord as a congregation.
EVERYTHING WE DO IS FOR GOD'S GLORY
Everything we do during a worship service should be rooted and grounded in praising and glorifying God (Psalm 95) and edifying other believers (1 Corinthians 14:26). Our aim is never to draw attention to ourselves, but rather to draw attention to who God is, what has been accomplished through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ, and how the Holy Spirit now empowers us to live in His presence (Matthew 5:16). Teaching and preaching, reading scripture, exercising spiritual gifts, praying, serving, giving, singing, playing instruments, mixing sound, directing a livestream, and presenting slides for the congregation in-person and online are all mediums that we use to glorify the Lord and build up our congregation in faith.