Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
I have an appreciate for differences in worship styles and I've always been bothered by the "Worship Wars" that too often occur in the Church. I think of the early church and of persecuted churches and realize that they probably weren't standing around arguing about instruments or the type of music that would be sung. But I wonder if they ever had the problem of some of the music distracting them from worship rather than drawing them to worship.
I have attended very large churches with the latest and greatest technological gadgets, giant screens, and contemporary music. But I found myself walking away from church week after week feeling like I'd been at Christian concert or a sports event rather than a time of drawing closer to God. When things are so loud, I find myself stressed & irritated and not able to enter a spirit of worship. I've looked around me and see people dancing, clapping, and sometimes whistling and all I want is some quiet so that I can hear God and I can respond in my own way to what I've heard. So what do you do if your "worship language" is different than the one that your church speaks?
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I would challenge you to look at what true worship is in the New Testament. The worship that is pleasing to God is the true worship language, he set an order that is most pleasing to Him. This is the language that is pleasing to God and encouraging to us! : ) truth should lead our emotions, not our emotion should lead us to the truth
Good question and I do not have an answer. I do not like our 15 minutes of worship we get at my church. too many services and not an emphasis on worship. It takes me 15 minutes to get warmed up!
I have left two churches because I could not get into worship there so that has been my answer for me, but I would like to hear what others have to say about it.