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Should churches have multiple worship service styles?

from Ed Stetzer

When "praise choruses" were being introduced into corporate worship around the 1980s, churches that begin to use them were typically considered to have "blended worship," whereas churches that did not had "traditional worship." After a few years of "worship wars," many churches decided to create multiple services based primarily on worship styles or worship preferences. As a result, the "Traditional Service," which normally had the backing of the older members (often with those who gave most of the financial support to the church), got the coveted 11 a.m. time slot, while the younger members (with little children) had to drag themselves and their half-dressed, unfed kids to church by 8 a.m. or earlier in some cases. In many of these situations the reasoning for the multiple services had nothing to do with any kind of strategy. more


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