In which direction is your church's morning service headed musically? (please approximate and avoid "other" if you can)

We are traditional but moving toward more contemporary choruses and praise band
3% (1 vote)
We vary a lot: one service contemporary, another traditional, etc.
3% (1 vote)
We are blended and heading more contemporary
3% (1 vote)
We are blended and heading more traditional
6% (2 votes)
We are contemporary and moving toward traditional
0% (0 votes)
We defy description
9% (3 votes)
We are not sure which direction we are heading
0% (0 votes)
We are traditional and anticipate no change
50% (17 votes)
We are blended and anticipate no change
21% (7 votes)
We are contemporary (or fairly contemporary) and anticipate no change in direction
3% (1 vote)
Other
3% (1 vote)
Total votes: 34
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Lee's picture

You left out one: "We are stuck in an 80's time warp!"

That's where my vote would have landed.

Lee

Paul J. Scharf's picture

...for the format and the projected number of responses. Should be four at most.

Also several of them overlap.

Here is another one:
"We claim to be traditional but can't sing real hymns because we are Biblically, theologically, historically and musically illiterate." :cry:

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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I said blended but I'm not sure that really fits. We sing some newish music, a few choruses, but only what seems to be solid and of enduring value. So maybe that's just "traditional"?

Ed Vasicek's picture

Aaron Blumer wrote:
I said blended but I'm not sure that really fits. We sing some newish music, a few choruses, but only what seems to be solid and of enduring value. So maybe that's just "traditional"?

The poll is about direction, not where you are at.

I understand the 80's time warp. Baby boomers are not facing that they are now old. Big problem.

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Ed Vasicek's picture

Jim Peet wrote:
We're adding a Cowbell Choir. Less expensive and easier to play than handbells. (Our music pastor will kill me if he sees this!)

Where's the beef?

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PLewis's picture

Jim Peet wrote:
We're adding a Cowbell Choir. Less expensive and easier to play than handbells. (Our music pastor will kill me if he sees this!)

You made me spit my coffee .. laugh ....

Aaron Blumer's picture

EditorAdmin

... well for direction, specifically, I'd need an entry that says "Direction? What direction?" or maybe "Movement is too slow to chart a trajectory."

I guess that's pretty much "staying the same."

dcbii's picture

EditorModerator

Aaron Blumer wrote:
... well for direction, specifically, I'd need an entry that says "Direction? What direction?" or maybe "Movement is too slow to chart a trajectory."

I guess that's pretty much "staying the same."


What he said. Our church is pretty much the same, which is why I didn't answer this poll either.

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