Contemporary Worship

Barna: Christian Millennials Are Most Likely Generation to Lean Toward Charismatic Worship

"When compared to other generations, Elders are the most likely to choose hymns (66% vs. 45% Boomers, 32% Gen X, 19% Millennials) and a traditional style (62% vs. 51% Boomers, 39% Gen X, 38% Millennials) for worship services. ... Millennials gravitate toward lively (30% vs. 21% Gen X, 23% Boomers, 15% Elders) and charismatic worship, (18% vs. 13% Gen X, 10% Boomers, 9% Elders), but also show greater openness than older adults toward a more contemplative form." - Barna

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“In many ways, it is not so much what is present in, but what is absent from this kind of worship that is most telling.”

"...let’s commit together to make an enduring impact on the history of church music by continually developing ourselves. Steward the gift. God, the giver of good gifts, has given us time and opportunity. Let’s not waste it." - P&D

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Joel Osteen Leans on Celebrity to Step Easter 2020 ‘up a notch’

"Pop singer Mariah Carey wanted to honor first responders, the pastor says, so she’ll sing her hit “Hero” while footage of local workers is shown. ...Rapper Kanye West, whom Osteen calls “one of a kind,” will sing with his choir from California. ...Hollywood heavyweight Tyler Perry will offer words of encouragement as well" - Church Leaders

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