Reconsidering Worship Service Alternatives Beyond Sunday Morning

January 25, 2019
Episode #505
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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:

  1. The number of Americans working on Sunday is growing
  2. Theological issues must be settled
  3. Re-purpose Sunday night
  4. Do a community survey
  5. Try at test service of six months
  6. Use alternative services as equipping stations for leaders
  7. Keep it simple
  8. “Multi” is they key word today: multi-site; multi-venue; multi-days
  9. Staff these services wisely

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast


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