Futurecasting Worship: 5 more things to look for in 2010

2010 will be here before you know it. How about some more futurecasting for what worship ministry will be like.

  • The number of worship mercenaries will increase do to multisite expansion. All I mean here is that some churches will just hire talent anywhere they can get it to have that sound in music they want. Others will wish they have the budget to do so.
  • There will be an interest in moving beyond electric guitar tap delay (think U2 copy) and more freedom to explore style diversity in music. PLEASE!
  • Storytelling of all kinds will become even more a part of Evangelical liturgy both in the sermon and in the worship music and life of the church.
  • Online worship services will feel more like a normal option for many and more churches will offer that option either live or streamed on Web 2.0.
  • Church people will increasingly attend more than one church as families fracture, schedules tighten and culture moves us from relying on one brand of anything for everything.

OK. Chime in on whether this is a future you see or if it is whether its a good thing or a bad thing.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  5. I might tuck this one in there:
    “More churches become aware of the worship lifestyle and leadership/influence of worship leaders than strictly hiring talent.”

    Maybe not?

    1. maybe…
      I think talent is important since gifting to communicate to larger group is needed. Its building the long term systems that churches are not willing to do–develop creative talents, disciple and model.

      Without that training and focus we are left with this choice: people who supposedly are godly yet lack strong gifting OR who are gifted. The “both and” takes too much to figure out so we have what we have.

  6. I might tuck this one in there:
    “More churches become aware of the worship lifestyle and leadership/influence of worship leaders than strictly hiring talent.”

    Maybe not?

    1. maybe…
      I think talent is important since gifting to communicate to larger group is needed. Its building the long term systems that churches are not willing to do–develop creative talents, disciple and model.

      Without that training and focus we are left with this choice: people who supposedly are godly yet lack strong gifting OR who are gifted. The “both and” takes too much to figure out so we have what we have.

  7. I might tuck this one in there:
    “More churches become aware of the worship lifestyle and leadership/influence of worship leaders than strictly hiring talent.”

    Maybe not?

    1. maybe…
      I think talent is important since gifting to communicate to larger group is needed. Its building the long term systems that churches are not willing to do–develop creative talents, disciple and model.

      Without that training and focus we are left with this choice: people who supposedly are godly yet lack strong gifting OR who are gifted. The “both and” takes too much to figure out so we have what we have.

  8. I might tuck this one in there:
    “More churches become aware of the worship lifestyle and leadership/influence of worship leaders than strictly hiring talent.”

    Maybe not?

    1. maybe…
      I think talent is important since gifting to communicate to larger group is needed. Its building the long term systems that churches are not willing to do–develop creative talents, disciple and model.

      Without that training and focus we are left with this choice: people who supposedly are godly yet lack strong gifting OR who are gifted. The “both and” takes too much to figure out so we have what we have.

  9. I hope there’s a movement beyond the tap delay guitar. I’ve been lobbying for years to bring the fuzz pedal back into worship.

    1. I think the bottom end will replace the U2 delay and metal will rule WORSHIP! I’m talking METAL METAL, a fuzz box just won’t due, ten might but not just one. I know that the bottom end is finally visiting Sunridge lately 🙂

  10. I hope there’s a movement beyond the tap delay guitar. I’ve been lobbying for years to bring the fuzz pedal back into worship.

    1. I think the bottom end will replace the U2 delay and metal will rule WORSHIP! I’m talking METAL METAL, a fuzz box just won’t due, ten might but not just one. I know that the bottom end is finally visiting Sunridge lately 🙂

  11. I hope there’s a movement beyond the tap delay guitar. I’ve been lobbying for years to bring the fuzz pedal back into worship.

    1. I think the bottom end will replace the U2 delay and metal will rule WORSHIP! I’m talking METAL METAL, a fuzz box just won’t due, ten might but not just one. I know that the bottom end is finally visiting Sunridge lately 🙂

  12. I hope there’s a movement beyond the tap delay guitar. I’ve been lobbying for years to bring the fuzz pedal back into worship.

    1. I think the bottom end will replace the U2 delay and metal will rule WORSHIP! I’m talking METAL METAL, a fuzz box just won’t due, ten might but not just one. I know that the bottom end is finally visiting Sunridge lately 🙂

  13. I don’t know about the rest of worship ministries, but I see myself bringing more corporate scripture reading and spoken word back into the worship sets.

  14. I don’t know about the rest of worship ministries, but I see myself bringing more corporate scripture reading and spoken word back into the worship sets.

  15. I don’t know about the rest of worship ministries, but I see myself bringing more corporate scripture reading and spoken word back into the worship sets.

  16. I don’t know about the rest of worship ministries, but I see myself bringing more corporate scripture reading and spoken word back into the worship sets.

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  21. “Church people will increasingly attend more than one church as families fracture, schedules tighten and culture moves us from relying on one brand of anything for everything.”
    I think you might be right, and this one concerns me. The church is losing its grip on her nature as a composite of worshiping communities. We’re becoming church attenders, rather than family members. Eph. 2:20-22 says we’re joined together, fitted together, as a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. This goes beyond the thought of each local congregation being just one more choice on the Sunday morning menu.

    I know these verses apply to the Body of Christ universally as well, but, like all the epistles, this is a letter written to a local body, and addressing issues in that context.

    Thanks for stirring our thoughts here Rich!

  22. “Church people will increasingly attend more than one church as families fracture, schedules tighten and culture moves us from relying on one brand of anything for everything.”
    I think you might be right, and this one concerns me. The church is losing its grip on her nature as a composite of worshiping communities. We’re becoming church attenders, rather than family members. Eph. 2:20-22 says we’re joined together, fitted together, as a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. This goes beyond the thought of each local congregation being just one more choice on the Sunday morning menu.

    I know these verses apply to the Body of Christ universally as well, but, like all the epistles, this is a letter written to a local body, and addressing issues in that context.

    Thanks for stirring our thoughts here Rich!

  23. “Church people will increasingly attend more than one church as families fracture, schedules tighten and culture moves us from relying on one brand of anything for everything.”
    I think you might be right, and this one concerns me. The church is losing its grip on her nature as a composite of worshiping communities. We’re becoming church attenders, rather than family members. Eph. 2:20-22 says we’re joined together, fitted together, as a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. This goes beyond the thought of each local congregation being just one more choice on the Sunday morning menu.

    I know these verses apply to the Body of Christ universally as well, but, like all the epistles, this is a letter written to a local body, and addressing issues in that context.

    Thanks for stirring our thoughts here Rich!

  24. “Church people will increasingly attend more than one church as families fracture, schedules tighten and culture moves us from relying on one brand of anything for everything.”
    I think you might be right, and this one concerns me. The church is losing its grip on her nature as a composite of worshiping communities. We’re becoming church attenders, rather than family members. Eph. 2:20-22 says we’re joined together, fitted together, as a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. This goes beyond the thought of each local congregation being just one more choice on the Sunday morning menu.

    I know these verses apply to the Body of Christ universally as well, but, like all the epistles, this is a letter written to a local body, and addressing issues in that context.

    Thanks for stirring our thoughts here Rich!

  25. I can only hope the U2 delay movement goes away. It’s a nice technique to have in your toolbox, but what is the upside to covering everything in dotted eighth delay. From your blog to God’s ears.

  26. I can only hope the U2 delay movement goes away. It’s a nice technique to have in your toolbox, but what is the upside to covering everything in dotted eighth delay. From your blog to God’s ears.

  27. I can only hope the U2 delay movement goes away. It’s a nice technique to have in your toolbox, but what is the upside to covering everything in dotted eighth delay. From your blog to God’s ears.

  28. I can only hope the U2 delay movement goes away. It’s a nice technique to have in your toolbox, but what is the upside to covering everything in dotted eighth delay. From your blog to God’s ears.

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