Music Styles In Worship

Since the Wesley brothers re-wrote the words to popular bar tunes, and probably way before that, style of music that is appropriate for the church worship setting has been a heated debate.  Should we do only hymns or choruses, southern gospel or rock, what should the decibel levels be. (By the way, most of the church tech blogs that I have read say that you should be between 90-96 decibels on average with peaks at about 100).   Music is a big issue, I feel because it stirs our emotions, and brings us to a place where we are ready to hear from God.  Anything that involves our emotions makes us passionate about it and thus the heated debates.

Tony Morgan, one of the “Simply Strategic Guys” had a great post on his blog about music styles.  He asks questions like; Are we using the right style of music in our worship to reach our culture with the gospel?, Should we target our music toward the specific group we are trying to reach? (I say a resounding YES!) and Should it really matter.  You can read his post here.

So let’s take an informal poll.  What style of music do you listen to on a daily basis?  What style of music do you feel would be best for church?  Do you think that we should better target our music to reach a specific audience? Does it matter?

Think about it and get back to me on this.  I am really curious?


~ by pastormikeadams on May 15, 2008.

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