Over at CharismaNews, there’s a good article regarding how worship has changed in the last 10 years. The author is Thom Rainer, somebody that is worth your time reading.
Here it’s an excerpt of what you may find in the article:
2. Dress is more casual. In many churches, a man wearing a tie in a worship service is now among the few rather than the majority. While the degree of casual dress is contextual, the trend is crossing all geographic and demographic lines.
4. Preaching is longer. I will soon be in the process of gathering this data to make certain the objective research confirms the anecdotal information.
I have noticed that dressing for church, most preachers don’t tuck in their shirts, or never put on a tie.
In the preaching front, I have been asked in my past Baptist churches, that I should only preach for 15 to 20 minutes. The churches I go to these days, and pastor, the sermons take between 40 to 45 minutes.
If you want to see the rest of the changes, click here.