Podcast Episode #189
We cover seven worship service trends to watch for in the future. These are taken from the recent megachurch report from Leadership Network; you can find the entire megachurch report at LeadNet.org/megachurch.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- One major positive of multi-site churches is that these churches can have a presence in multiple communities.
- Churches are looking to remodel and update existing worship centers instead of building new ones.
- Some church leaders are deciding not to have choirs to free people up to do other ministry.
- Missions giving does not distract from regular giving, it typically enhances it.
The seven worship trends we cover today are:
- The average number of locations a multisite church has increased from 2.5 to 3.5 per church.
- The median seating size for main sanctuaries has fallen from 1,500 seats to of 1,200.
- The use of organ used often or always in worship services fell from 28% to just 18% of all megachurches.
- Having choirs perform in services often or always declined from 43% to 35% of congregations.
- An increasing percentage of churches say that Communion is always or often a part of worship, rising from 51% in 2010 to 57% presently.
- Median % of weekly worship attendees to total participants fell from 96% in 2005 to 82% in 2015.
- Churches with greater emphasis on missions see higher financial giving.
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