What is Worship?

The verb “worship” in Hebrew means to surrender, to fall down in submission – the way we would humble ourselves before a mighty king. (Psalm 95:6) 

Worship is living our life as a continuous sacrifice to the glory of God, both corporately and individually (Romans 12:1). We are both created and called to be image bearers of God, God called us to worship him relationally, in our everyday lives. The opposite of worship is idolatry - the worshipping of someone or something other than the one True God of the Bible.

Worship is not defined by the music we sing nor by the Sunday morning service we attend. There is no start or end, nor is it connected to a time or place. Worship is continuous. It is discovering and declaring the magnificence of God.

Why do we Worship?

We were created to worship, there is an innate desire built within us to do this, a desire to place someone or something at the centre of our lives and worship it. 

Jesus called us to worship both in spirit and in truth, through Jesus alone - his death, burial and resurrection are we reconciled to God. It is only through Jesus can we glorify God and be made worshippers. 

We are commanded to worship, the Bible (Exodus 20:1-6) tells us there is only one God and he alone is to be worshipped.




Worship at Guildford Baptist Church

We aim to worship and glorify God both individually and corporately as a church, through preaching, teaching, communion, repenting, serving, giving and singing.

Psalm 95:1-7

Come, let's shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us!

Let's march into his presence singing praises,

lifting the rafters with our hymns!

And why? Because God is the best,

High King over all the gods.

In one hand he holds deep caves and caverns,

in the other hand grasps the high mountains.

He made Ocean—he owns it!

His hands sculpted Earth!

So come, let us worship: bow before him,

on your knees before God, who made us!

Oh yes, he's our God,

and we're the people he pastures, the flock he feeds 

 Worship Teams

If you can sing or play a musical instrument or you want to develop your worship-leading skills, then why not consider being part of the worship team? This would involve fortnightly rehearsals and taking part at morning or evening services on two Sundays out of three.

If you think you would like to get involved please contact our Worship Pastor, Tim Wears



Worship Resources @ GBC

The following files are available for you to check out and then download if you wish. However, PLEASE BE WARNED - the file containing the list of songs on our database will be about 25 - 30 pages long.

  • The latest database of songs is available by clicking here (25-30 pages).
  • How to prepare a song for uploading onto SongPro database for projection on the big screen. Click here.

Phil Williams has created a website for UK Christian worship leaders and musicians (of all ages) who are involved with leading worship or playing in a worship band. Come and share wisdom and knowledge - above all, be inspired and get equipped to excel in your gifts and learn to lead others into God's presence.

Here is the link to this site: www.hemustincrease.com

Phil has also now created a website intended for worship leaders and musicians world-wide. Here is the link to this site: www.worshiptherock.com


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