They call this produced church, or, as the video says, "Contmporvant" (contemporary and relevant at the same time). Apparently this is THE way to "do" worship is most contemporary churches. I know that we just don't fit this mold. Watching this video made me kinda laugh and cry at the same time. I laughed because of the truth of what I say and cry for the same reason. I don't want "church" like this. And, to be honest, I don't know how many people actually want this in a worship service. What happened to the genuine, the real, the heartfelt... the normal? While I think we should do all things in an excellent way and strive to present our best to the Lord there are times I long for a service with an out of tune piano and singing heartfelt hymns and choruses followed by teaching from the Bible and practical application for today. I long for a place where people love each other, where they spend time in the study of God's Word, where they pray for and with each other.... a place where people are real and normal.
Who can really measure up to the standard presented in this video? Where is the place for normal pastors and worship leaders?
I guess we just don't fit.