Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Does outreach or liturgy win?

Liturgy has a place in church services, especially if you want to connect with those who love ritual worship

But, I wonder how many, especially amongst ministers, value liturgy above outreach?

Sure, it might not be spoken aloud, but how many churches wouldn't shift their church service structure in order to cater to those outside their churches walls?

How many would move their church service time?
How many would ensure a baptism happens in the first third of a service?
How many would change their music style or song selections?
How many would change the furniture in the church building?

Or, does tradition win over outreach?
Does "proper" liturgy triumph over relevance?
Does form trump function?

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