Podcast Episode #221
Discuss about the origins of Sunday morning worship service times as well as the most common times and some not-so-common worship times.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Your worship service start times will be influenced by capacity, culture, and convenience.
- Why not be convenient with the worship service start time at your church?
- 11:00 AM is typically the latest start time you will see for churches with one service.
- Often worship times are dictated by parking capacity and not worship center capacity.
- You might be able to reach an underserved segment of your community with a non-Sunday morning worship time.
- 8:00 AM on Sunday morning is fast becoming the most preferred worship time for Boomers.
- It’s ironic that we consider 8:00 AM an early time for worship—but not for work.
The six considerations we discuss regarding worship times are:
- 10:00 AM Sunday: the most popular time.
- 11:00 AM Sunday: the most traditional time.
- A time that is at the top or bottom of the hour.
- A time to reach those who can’t come on Sunday morning.
- 8:00 AM Sunday: the Boomer time.
- A memorable time, like 11:11 AM.
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