WORSHIP & The Best Times on Sunday for Multiple Services

by Bob Whitesel, 7/14/13

Below are options for Sunday morning worship times. These are the best asynchronous (i.e. not simultaneous) worship options (as observed in my client churches).  Whether you choose OPTION A or OPTION B  depends on: 1. how long is your optimal service (50 or 60 minutes max is best in my observations) and 2. how long it will take to empty/fill the facility.*

OPTION A:  50 min services (best length for connecting with the greatest number people today):

(10 min breaks)

8:30-9:20  first service**
9:30-10:20  second service
10:30-11:20  third service

(15 min breaks)

8:30-9:20  first service
9:35-10:25  second service
10:40-11:30  third service

(20 min breaks).

8:30-9:20  first service
9:40-10:30  second service
10:50-11:40  third service (or Sunday school)

OPTION B:  60 min services (second best length for reaching more people today):

(10 min breaks)

8:30-9:30  first service
9:40-10:40  second service
10:50-11:50  third service

(15 min breaks)

8:30-9:30  first service
9:45-10:45  second service
11:00-12:00  third service

or

8:15-9:15  first service
9:30-10:30  second service
10:45-11:45  third service

(20 min breaks)

8:00-9:00  first service
9:20-10:20  second service
10:40-11:40  third service

* You don’t have to factor in fellowship time – this will go on in the foyer. etc. during the beginning if the next service. This is just how much time is needed to empty/fill the facility and parking lot.

** You can substitute a “Sunday school hour” or “educational hour” for any of the services.  For example, many churches modify Option A this way:

8:30-9:20  first service
9:30-10:20  Sunday school hour
10:30-11:20  second service

or

8:30-9:20  Sunday school hour
9:30-10:20  first service
10:30-11:20  second service

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