A friend of mine is an associate pastor of a Baptist church that is dying (most of the members are 75+ years old) and the congregation now numbers about 50 rather than 1,500 as it did in its prime. This associate pastor believes that the stodgy style of worship is the primary cause of the church’s demise. I have visited his church several times and I believe that the stodgy music is a significant hindrance to the growth of the church, but that the ineptitude of the pastor in pastoring is the primary cause. What effect on the growth of your church have you seen the style of music have? And what effect on the spiritual growth of your church have you seen the style of music have?