For the last few weeks we’ve talked about 4 surveys that indicate the worship style and model of your church aren’t what get people to come to your church, or keep people to stay in your church. You can read the first post here and more about the survey here. The closest worship got to the top on any survey was right in the middle on why people attend church and this is only stated as “to worship God” so it doesn’t seem indicative of style. The other interesting thing is that Worship hits the very bottom of the list for reasons un-churched people will either come or stick around. Another odd point is that while Pastor/Preaching is 90% of why someone un-churched would show up, it’s 38% of why they would stay. It seems the biggest thing to get and keep people come down to two questions. Continue reading
Last week on Conversatio Morum we went into why the style of music and the model of your church aren’t the hindrances to growth that you’d think they are. You can read that here. The reality is that you can look at any model or worship style and see churches that are, and aren’t, reaching people. You can find churches on all sides of this that are, and aren’t, making a difference. So, what makes the difference?
First, before we get there, I’d like to state that I feel on some level we need to change how we qualify success. Continue reading
That’s right, CHiPs. California Highway Patrol (i and s added later to make it sound like a word). That is an incredible piece of TV history. It was awesome. With Erik Estrada how could it not be? I mean, he and Larry Wilcox made a great team. Well, that is until season 6 Continue reading
Last week at Conversatio Morum I commented on an article from The Gospel Coalition. You can read it here. What I want to talk about today isn’t the article in particular, but really one part of the article. The very last paragraph made this statement
On a related note, the “worship wars” will become a thing of the past. Our society’s musical taste are too fragmented for there to be a “contemporary” and “traditional” style. Young people are less and less likely to choose a church based on the style of music.
As someone whose been in church planting for around a decade, this statement intrigued me. Partially because Continue reading
Ah Trapper keepers. Yes, the amazingness that they were. Let’s do a Tribute To Trapper Keepers. Making you think that we were going to save the world, one 3 Ring Binder at a time. They were amazing. Allowing you to hold all the things. No. Really. All of them. Everything. All your Continue reading