THE PLACE OF WORSHIP
Worship is central in all of life because God is supreme. But North American Protestant churches and the Christians who attend them do not seem to demonstrate that reality in their worship practices, or the way they seem to be engaging the communities around them.
Consider the following: If public and private worship were actually central in the life of the gathered Church, then maybe Christians lives would look significantly different than those lives outside the church. Perhaps our churches would be noticeably more vital and North American church attendance would be increasing. In reality, attendance in the American Evangelical community is on the decline.
Could it be that because of our own perception of God’s mandate for worship that many churches that claim to be evangelistic aren’t? Or, that the children of churched families should embrace a solidly biblical worldview, but they don’t. It’s critical and essential that the evangelical church begin to place more emphasis on the role of biblical worship in its church services.