Sacred Cows to Be Aware of in Your Church

Episode #474
October 9, 2018
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Podcast Episode #474

We recently ran a Twitter poll to find out the most dealt with sacred cows in churches. The responses were both hilarious and worrisome.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Sacred cows are often sacred not simply because of their usefulness, but because of their tradition.
  • The offertory is often the biggest sacred cow in the order of worship.
  • The offertory is not a distraction from worship, it is an act of worship.
  • Too many people think that their preferred worship style is biblically prescribed.

The 15 sacred cows we discuss are:

  1. The parlor.
  2. The organ.
  3. Politics.
  4. Order of worship.
  5. The building.
  6. Flowers in the worship center.
  7. Music/worship style.
  8. Sunday evening services.
  9. Pews.
  10. Attire.
  11. Committees.
  12. Cemeteries.
  13. Choir robes.
  14. Previous pastor.
  15. White tablecloths over the elements for the Lord’s Supper/Communion.

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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