Podcast Episode #133
Today on the podcast we discuss a recent post on trends in worship service times.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Psychologically, when a church service goes past noon, it feels “too long” for many.
- Early services are growing in popularity with young families and Boomers.
- There is not rapid growth in non-Sunday worship services. The growth is steady, but slow.
- Saturday night worship services in the South often struggle because of the popularity of college football.
The seven trends in worship service times are:
- Churches with multiple Sunday morning services will soon be in the majority
- The 11:00 am worship service is no longer the designated time for a majority of churches
- Earlier Sunday morning services are gaining in popularity
- The growth in the number of non-Sunday primary services is steady but slow
- The number of churches with concurrent worship service times is small, but will continue to increase
- The most popular worship times start between 9:30 am to 10:30 am
- Worship wars over service times will continue to wane
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