Five Reasons to Have Multiple Styles of Worship

October 14, 2016
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Podcast Episode #268


We conclude our two-part series on multiple styles of worship in today’s episode. If you missed part one on why you shouldn’t have multiple styles of worship (Episode 267), you can listen to it here.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Overall, I am more for a singular style of worship at a church than multiple styles.
  • Most communities do not have an abundance of musicians, which makes multiple worship styles difficult.
  • Most of the time, we change worship styles by default, by accident, or by crisis.
  • Don’t presume one style that is in style is the style for the style of the day.
  • The demographics and psychographics of an area might call for a style of worship that might surprise your church.
  • Treating one style of worship service in your church as a step child will cause division and conflict.

The five reasons to have multiple worship styles are:

  1. It is absolutely necessary for the unity of the church.
  2. You truly have multiple types of congregations.
  3. You have an abundance of different types of musicians.
  4. It is a part of a prayerful and well-thought strategy.
  5. There is a strong effort and intentionality to avoid the stepchild syndrome.

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