When do you know your worship is multigenerational?
• The worship center coffee bar serves hot chocolate; decaf, half-caf, and regular coffee; and Red Bull.
• The attire for ushers is a double knit sport coat, Hawaiian shirt, cargo shorts, and flip-flops with black socks.
• Your worship song set includes Gaither, Gungor, Bach, and Baloche.
• Instrumentation includes a Chet Atkins f-hole guitar, Taylor acoustic electric, Dobro, Wurlitzer organ, iPads with bass guitar and drum machine apps, accordion, mouth harp, and djembe.
• The liturgical dance troupe costume closet includes leotards, flowing white tunics, square dance petticoats, and gingham dresses.
• The projection scenic background slide images include Chuck E. Cheese, the Mall, and Branson.
• Congregational singing text/tune format includes projected text with or without a follow the bouncing ball option, hymnals with standard and/or shaped notation, or smart phone/iPad apps.
• Platform furniture includes wing-backed chairs surrounded by greenery; and chrome stools surrounded by props.
• Choir members can choose to wear a robe and stole, just a robe, business casual, casual, or just the stole (with business casual or casual of course).
• Your choir sings Toby Mac’s The Slam as a choral arrangement with a fourfold amen; and There Is A Balm in Gilead with a “Lincoln Brewster-esque” lead guitar bridge.
• A variety of descriptors such as amped, blessed, freakin’, joyful, stoked, wonderful, relevant, anointed, and authentic are used interchangeably to introduce songs.
• Earplugs are distributed to older generations to take the edge off the lead guitar riffs; and to younger generations to take the edge off the southern gospel quartet first tenor riffs.