I'm trying to track down some history of Baptist church services. We've lived where there seemed to be 4 different philosophies of what services should be. I'm trying to track a bit of history on each perspective. 1. This view holds the purpose of the service is the proclamation of the gospel. Preaching, teaching, and singing are all aimed at that purpose. 2. This view holds the purpose is that God is an "Audience of One" and we do services to bless God. I had a music minister who always put that "Audience of One" in quotes, so I assume someone famous said it. Can you tell me who? This leader wanted to put the songs up on power point so we sang looking up, so "God can see your faces while you worship Him." 3. This view holds the purpose of the service is the improvement of life here on earth for the people attending. It falls in with the Christianity Today article about the question never asked anymore--"If you died today, do you know where you would spend eternity?" This view will tend more to sermons about money, marriage, sex, politics, relationships, addictions, etc. 4. The last one we've encountered is the "intimate moment with God" type of service, where everything is designed to bring us into that. This type won't have much talk about sin, salvation, Biblical history, or doctrine. It will probably have lots of those "Jesus is my boyfriend" type songs and some preaching aimed not at repentance and belief, but at "just draw close to Jesus and let Him love you a while" as one preacher we had would say. I'm not looking for debates as to which is better--although each of us will probably prefer one over the others and may say so--but trying to track down the history of where each style got its start. Can you help me with this?