As worship leaders plan worship gatherings, we must take into account those believers who will be present. What are their backgrounds? What are their life experiences? And, yes, to some degree, what are the ages that might be present? The answers to these questions will dictate to some degree or another what forms of worship are included in a service. For example, if the background of a congregation largely centers around the Great Depression and World War II, then using the latest music from Sovereign Grace probably (notice I said probably—not definitely) isn’t going to allow the congregation to offer worship in a way with which they are familiar. If, however, the congregation is made up of college students, using only an organ and old hymns with archaic language isn’t going to work well.
Here’s the premise I’m trying to get across: it must mean something to the worshipers in order for them to be able to offer it in worship.
“It must mean something to the worshipers in order for them to be able to offer it in worship.”
I thought this sentence from Greg’s article was worth repeating. So true, & what a great way of expressing how worship can be truly meaningful for us as individuals & as we worship corporately.