Presentation on theme: "Adding a New Worship Service Copyright John P. Chandler, 2000."— Presentation transcript:
Adding a New Worship Service Copyright John P. Chandler, 2000
The Coke Factor 1980s: New Coke Go back three spaces:Classic Coke How about both?! Diet, Cherry, Caffeine Free, combos
Drink More Coke! Overall Coke products sales skyrocket Conclusion: the more choices/products you offer, the higher the total sales
Complications of Adding a New Worship Service Staff intensive Critical mass for celebration Site intensive (i.e. parking lot) Objection: a new church –diffusion of intimacy and control (power)
Advantages to Adding a New Worship Service Increased choices in time slots Option of multiple styles Economies of scale (i.e. childcare, on-site) More intensive use of facilities Encourages church growth by adding a new congregation Cheaper than building!
Bookend vs. Flip-Flop –Bookend 8:30 worship 9:45 Sunday School 11:00 worship –Flip-Flop 9:30 worship and Sunday School 11:00 worship and Sunday School
Bookend Two worship services bookend-ing a single Sunday School a - b - a format 8:30 Worship 11:00 Worship 9:45 S.S.
Flip-Flop Two time slots Simultaneous worship and Sunday School at both slots a/b - b/a format Two time slots Simultaneous worship and Sunday School at both slots a/b - b/a format 9:30 SS/Worship 11:00 Worship/SS
Pro Bookend Single merging point (SS) allays fears Allows pastor to teach in middle slot Easiest to add –requires few existing members to change
Con Bookend False comfort of common space (S.S.) Facility inefficient (parking, SS) Long a.m. tiring to volunteer and paid staff Added childcare responsibilities, costs
Pro Flip-Flop Adds one-stop shopping option Compressed format allows for add-ons before and after Efficiency of childcare (via S.S.) Easier on paid and volunteer staff
Con Flip-Flop Longer and more chaotic in-between time Pastor cant teach S.S. Some servants dont get style choice
Tactical Issues in Adding a New Service Bookend or flip-flop? Clone or multiple styles? 80% full to 30-50% transition issues
Preferences in Seating Capacity 1. Comfortably full 2. Uncomfortably full 3. Comfortably empty 4. Uncomfortably empty »Kennon Callahan, Dynamic Worship
Spiritual Issues in Adding a New Worship Service Will we cater to existing members or target not-yet-in-church people? Who is God calling us to reach?