I have read much on this forum with regards to debating music. That is not the intention of this thread. I want to know how many of you who were at one time a "hymn" only church and began a "blended" music service (to include some newer P&W Choruses)? Also how did that affect your attendance? I minister in a small community with a large university. As a church we have many people who want to change our music to include some of the more popular praise and worship choruses (at least most do!) I am just looking for experiences both positive and negative. I strongly believe that we should never get rid of hymns as they do teach great doctrine and our young people need to be willing to sing and come to love them as well as the others being exposed to newer music. Again, please I do not want to debate. Just looking for those who have done this and the effects of the change. God bless.