by Rebecca Whitesel, 11/22/16.
Recently, a worship leader friend of mine received an anonymous note from a church person Sunday: “How about a hymn!”
He said they’d done two that morning…
Here’s a thought on churches who insist on having people of differing worship preferences present in the same service:
Offer two sets of music at different times during the service. Maybe start with traditional music before the message rather than “blending” so the older folks feel like they’ve been to church as they remember it. Ask ones who like modern music to pray during the traditional music.
After the sermon, enter into a contemporary expression of praise and worship. Traditionalists can either stay and pray during this or quietly leave.
For more examples and planning ideas on the “compartmental option” for worship see these posts:
- WORSHIP SERVICES & How to Settle Worship Wars: For Churches Both Under (& Over) 100 Attendees #HouseDividedBook