Podcast Episode #267
In this first part of a two-part series on worship styles, we look at why you shouldn’t have multiple styles of worship at your church.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Multiple service styles can create a sense of superiority or inferiority in a church.
- When churches have multiple worship styles, it’s often easy to tell which the pastor prefers.
- There are a lot of things your church can do, but that doesn’t mean that you should actually do them.
- Churches have made themselves so incredibly busy and complex.
- Multiple worship styles can drain resources and people from other ministries of the church.
- Sometimes change is just not possible because of change resistance in the church.
- More than a few pastors have changed churches because the worship style changed and they could not adapt.
- Blended worship is an actual style, it is not a compromise between traditional and contemporary.
The seven reasons not to have multiple styles of worship are:
- It can created a divided congregation.
- It is usually difficult to find quality musicians for the multiple styles.
- The stepchild syndrome is common.
- It can create a misaligned congregation.
- It can add to the busyness of the church.
- Conflict can arise over preferred times of worship.
- It can force the preacher to make choices as well.
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