Trends in Worship Service Times

Episode #133
June 16, 2015
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Podcast Episode #133

Today on the podcast we discuss a recent post on trends in worship service times.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Psychologically, when a church service goes past noon, it feels “too long” for many.
  • Early services are growing in popularity with young families and Boomers.
  • There is not rapid growth in non-Sunday worship services. The growth is steady, but slow.
  • Saturday night worship services in the South often struggle because of the popularity of college football.

The seven trends in worship service times are:

  1. Churches with multiple Sunday morning services will soon be in the majority
  2. The 11:00 am worship service is no longer the designated time for a majority of churches
  3. Earlier Sunday morning services are gaining in popularity
  4. The growth in the number of non-Sunday primary services is steady but slow
  5. The number of churches with concurrent worship service times is small, but will continue to increase
  6. The most popular worship times start between 9:30 am to 10:30 am
  7. Worship wars over service times will continue to wane

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