A philosophy of worship involves the way we approach worship and should include both a thorough analysis of and an explicit statement of our underlying presuppositions. Understanding our “worship worldview” (for example, the cultural background and formal training we bring to our task) will help us to understand why we worship the way we do. It is therefore important to articulate this worldview as clearly and precisely as possible (preferably in a written format). The examples given under the headings below are those of Vineyard churches. They can be used as is, or as a guide to creating one’s own philosophy of worship.