For some, the idea of an evening church service is antiquated and outdated. For others, it’s the way things were supposed to be. While no church that I’ve ever served at has had a Sunday evening service, I remember several older believers recalling evening services fondly, one of them telling me that he was a “four-fer” who was church four times a week. Every time the doors were open.
But in today’s world, getting people to one service a week can be a tough sell. That’s why I was really interested in reading this post by Mark Jones about the death (and maybe rebirth?) of the evening service:
When I first arrived at Faith Presbyterian our attendance at the PM service was unimpressive; I even thought – wrongly, I might add – the service began at 6:30pm instead of 6:00pm the first time I showed up. Over eight years later, by God’s grace, we actually ran out of wine at our last PM service when communion was served. The elders brought back empty trays to me, which was probably the only time in my life I’ve been glad the wine ran out… So why is retaining the evening service a good idea?
Mark explains several reasons why a Sunday evening service might be a good idea. He also lists four things to keep in mind as you try to build or rebuild an evening service at your church. Check out the whole thing here.
What do you think?