Embracing The New Trend In Worship




Change they say is the only thing that is constant in life. This statement is applicable in virtually all spheres of life endeavor and engagement. There is hardly any system or method that remains the same overtime. The systems and methods or method of operation of institutions and organizations varies from time to time; this may be as a result of new wave in the lifestyle of people or new inventions that crop up in human activities. Since the inception of certain institutions like the banking institution, the educational institution, sporting institution, scientific institution etc tremendous transformation has taken place within them. So it is a noticeable thing that both on the surface and within, these institutions are not the way they were some tens of years ago. Though the transformation could be negative or positive depending on its effect on the institution but one undeniable fact is that there’s transformation taking place in them.



Another thing to consider is this; the transformation that takes place in one institution can stir up a transformation in another institution. That is to say an institution can begin a transformation process just because another institution has put in motion a new trending process in their method of operation, and if they do not adjust their ways, definitely they will be left behind in the system of things. This is what is called modernization, or updating the process. The need to update is very vital because no one would like to be left behind or lose its value standard hence the need to join the moving train.

What is obtainable in every other institution is obtainable in the religious institution as well. In the Christian religious institution we have what is called the Catholic institution, and then comes the transformers (Protestants) institutions and we also have the reformers (Pentecostals/Evangelicals) institutions. The emerging of these groups in the Christendom came with its trending pattern that differs slightly or mightily from the old established institutions that have been there before them.  It comes with the introduction of new ‘doctrines and patterns’ in the system and such new doctrines and patterns tend to draw away members from one church to another.  

So the old traditional way of worship seems not to be appealing to the minds of the young ones and hence in the recent times churches that crop up with the so called modern worship evacuates youths from the traditional churches to theirs. However, the traditional churches are fighting back by amending some of their tight-hold ideologies and losing some ends in order to stay floating in the system. This method is called Retention method.


Most traditional Churches are not holding back at all they have decided to up their ‘games’ by introducing trendy things among themselves. They are now holding crusades, camp meetings, healing and deliverance services, youth musical concerts, vigils, classic bible studies etc. In some traditional churches one finds pastors or priests while delivering their sermons moving around energetically and even speaking in tongues and prophesying. These things use to be forbidden acts in the traditional churches. The amendment in their programs has helped them curtail the mass exodus of their youths to modern churches around.

However, the addendums are just like spices poured upon their traditional ways of worship, and they are not in any way trying to let go their systems. Their system of worship is very unique to them and it is their identity.

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