Worship is not an event or program, but a way of life. It trusts that God is present and lets the biblical truth become reality in everyday life. The “children of God” do not just proclaim the Gospel, but also celebrate and live it out wherever they come together. Studies show that experiencing corporate worship, joy and reverence in singing, music, prayer and preaching has a positive effect on the spiritual life of an individual that extends into everyday living. Churches that desire to grow in corporate worship are actively committed to making the Sabbath a meaningful experience and shaping worship in such a way that young people can also make a contribution and feel addressed by the services. “The religious exercises should be so planned and managed that they will be not only profitable, but so pleasant as to be positively attractive” (Ellen G. White, Testimony Treasures Vol. 2, p. 440). Corporate worship can be oriented on spiritual needs and concrete situations and purposes. But a loving, joyful and thankful attitude among those celebrating the worship service is more important than individual program elements.
“God’s people have always included all ages in their worship.”