It would be highly worth your time to head over to the Worship Connect blog today and have a read ... and then join the discussion in the comments section. Jo Anne, a friend of mine, wrote an insightful piece about how churches grow based on our discussions at the Better Together Facebook Forum over the course of the past few weeks.
"What attracts young people to church? Sometimes, it is the style of music, but more often, it is the recognition of an authentic desire to be more like Jesus in all we do. When our worship expresses our love for God, for one another, and for the world around us, it doesn’t matter much whether we’re singing Chris Tomlin songs or Nils Frykman songs or hymns by Charles Wesley. It does matter that we participate fully in offering our best selves to worship our God, instead of passively watching a performance by professional musicians whose skill level surpasses our own."