We are starting to see more and more churches offer alternative worship service times. Today we discuss the when, where, and how of this trend.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Sunday has become less and less sacred in our culture. To many, it’s just another day of the week with no significance.
- Duplicating your Sunday morning service on Sunday evening is often the easiest way to add another worship service option for those in the community.
- Many of our scheduling norms in churches is a holdover from times when U.S. was an agrarian society.
- Alternative worship gatherings allow you to train up more leaders in your church.
The nine points we discuss are:
- The number of Americans working on Sunday is growing
- Theological issues must be settled
- Re-purpose Sunday night
- Do a community survey
- Try at test service of six months
- Use alternative services as equipping stations for leaders
- Keep it simple
- “Multi” is they key word today: multi-site; multi-venue; multi-days
- Staff these services wisely
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