In Isaiah 43, God states with wondrous clarity that we have been created, formed and made for His glory so that we would proclaim His praises.
In 1 Peter 2:9 we read, "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." Here Peter affirms that we are made to worship, to declare the praises of God as revealed in Jesus Christ.
As such, we believe that worship is not a stepping stone to something greater, but that worship is an end in itself.
It is what we are created for and it is our highest aim and greatest joy.
The goal of the church then is the worship of God to the praise of His glory. In this way, worship gives birth to mission. As John Piper has stated well, “Missions exist because worship doesn’t.”
As such, every other ministry is not an end in itself but is designed to move our hearts to the genuine worship of God in Christ Jesus, that He may be adored in all the earth. For this reason, we take serious the privilege and responsibility of leading others into worship.
In Matthew 15 Jesus Himself warns against vain worship that proceeds from a divided heart. Our great desire is to have our visible praise collide with a heart that is joyfully surrendered to the Lordship of Christ that unleashes worship that glorifies God.
Our aim is to ever exalt and point to Jesus Christ who is our worship and our worship leader, apart from whom true worship does not exist.