Even though this article is a little off topic from dreams and visions, I really wanted to share it, because as a worship leader myself, it is my burden to have this conversation.
Just last night, I was talking to my husband Dan about my angst with the “chasing the popular in order to be relevant movement” within many churches today…. and honestly, I’m kind of sick of the word “relevant” (Sorry, I don’t mean to sound rude)
“Millennial blogger Ben Irwin wrote: “When a church tells me how I should feel (‘Clap if you’re excited about Jesus!’), it smacks of inauthenticity. Sometimes I don’t feel like clapping. Sometimes I need to worship in the midst of my brokenness and confusion — not in spite of it and certainly not in denial of it.”
In our attempts to attract Millennials we often water down the music. It has at times become repetitive and shallow. For Millennials, this is not hip, it’s not trendy, and it is not working. They want music that stands on a foundation of deep biblical truth. Millennials want music that stood the test of time, that has deep theological roots. For the historic church, this is good news, we already have that. ” (From the Blog: The Light Breaks Through)
So…as it turns out, it seems that Millennials aren’t much different from any other generation who needs Jesus. If you take the concert lights and booming night club beats away, ( and don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating we do that ) our worship languages are not all that different, because what remains is a response to the revelation of Jesus.
Here’s the article I am sharing today written by blogger: The Light Breaks Through
In our attempts to attract Millennials we often water down the music. It has at times become repetitive and shallow.