Worship is a dialogue in which God and God's people speak with one another. We listen as God speaks to us in scripture, as the word is preached, and as Christ's presence comes close to us in Holy Communion.
We respond to God's love with our praises, our prayers, and the offering of our whole selves. When we gather for worship we desire to discern God's will so that we may carry it out in daily life.
To worship is to acknowledge God's worth in acts of praise as well as in daily life.
These pages are an attempt to encourage Baptist churches towards a worship that engages every aspect of our humanness: our personal, physical, relational, political being. Embracing rather than ignoring the harsh realities and difficult ethical questions of the early twenty first century, we nevertheless worship God in hope of transformation for ourselves, our churches and our world.
There are lots of websites with worship resources for those leading worship. The following sites may be of particular relevance to Baptists:
• Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church Ministry Team
• Dancing Scarecrow
• Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain
• Northumbria Community
• Order for Baptist Ministry
There are also resources for worship in the Worship and Prayer Resources
section of the Resource Library.