Karl Vaters explores the different ways that churches approach the worship service – and why our context matters so much. He visited two churches. This one:
As they laid hands on the new ministers, we were led in worship by a very loud rock band singing new songs, while a hipster performance artist painted a mural on a massive canvas, in a darkened room with black walls, strobe lights, fog machines and gigantic video screens.
And this one:
As they laid hands on the new ministers, we were led in worship by a southern gospel choir singing old hymns in a brightly-lit, white-walled, pews-bolted-to-the-floor, marbled-columned sanctuary. There wasn’t a hipster, a rock band or a fog machine in sight.
And as he writes, neither of them did it wrong.
It doesn’t matter what the other church is doing – do what your church needs.