The question often comes up:
How can a service be both a worship service and seeker friendly?
At Saddleback we believe you can have both without compromising either.
When we speak of worship, we are talking about something only believers can do. Worship is from believers to God. We magnify God's name in worship by expressing our love and commitment to him. Unbelievers simply cannot do this.
Here is the simple definition of worship that we operate on at Saddleback:
"Worship is expressing our love to God for who he is, what he's said, and what he's doing."
We believe there are many appropriate ways to express our love to God: by praying, singing, obeying, trusting, giving, testifying, listening and responding to his Word, thanking, and many other expressions.
God—not man—is the focus and center of our worship.
God is the consumer of worship
Although unbelievers cannot truly worship, they can watch believers worship. They can observe the joy that we feel. They can see how we value God's ...1