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There is a movement toward more informal worship in the United States. But does that mean churches should change their worship styles? Take our quiz to test your knowledge of worship trends.
Improve public reading with practice and feedback. And don’t be afraid to overdo it a bit.
Parody what you do. Then go ahead and do it well.
The usual story is of a pastor who staunches a church’s decline by introducing “contemporary” worship. But Macedonia Baptist in Pittsburgh capped its growth with a return to “traditional.”
Worship focused on the eucharist, and that focused on a tradition-free personal relationship with Jesus, are two different ballgames.
What would you recommend to someone who has been trained with a high sacramental theology but ends up in a more entrepreneurial, low-church setting?