Your ideal worship service—message, communion, and invitation

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Alcott, Feb 9, 2006.

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Message/sermon—who, what, why, how?

  1. Only a pastor or other ministerial staff member should deliver the message

    59.5%
  2. A pastor or ministerial staff member should normally, though not always, deliver the message

    2.7%
  3. A credentialed speaker may deliver the message, subject to the church’s and pastor’s approval

    5.4%
  4. A church member (non-staff) may deliver the message if he has been questioned by the pastor(s), deac

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. A youth (under 18) may be given the opportunity to deliver the message if he is believed to have the

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Only in an urgent <i>fill-in</i> situation should a non-minister be asked to deliver the message

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. A lengthy “testimony” from a missionary or a witness to an inspiring story may be considered the <i>

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. On rare occasions, an <i>all-music</i> service may be acceptable and presumed to contain the <i>mess

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. There should be no “time frame” for the message to be concluded

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. The only reason there should be a “time frame” for the message to be concluded is because another se

    13.5%
  11. A speaker who continues to speak and makes the service 2 hours long is being <i>abusive</i> of the p

    18.9%
  12. The service just needs to stay within a <i>reasonable</i> time frame—people get ‘uncomfortable’ in a

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Other opinion/no answer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Alcott

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    Hopefully no one leaves a church just because the phases or the order
    of a worship service there are not that person’s idea of perfection, but we do tend to have an ideal in mind, nonetheless. These questions sort out these different parts of the service to different’ ideal’ options. This poll is now divided into 2 separate polls, with this one concerns the sermon/message, communion, and the ‘invitation.’ If there seems to be any conflict as to early service, late service, evening service,… assume these questions apply the largest, or principal, service of the week.
     
  2. Alcott

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    Note: The next-to-last option on the last question should read: "There should be no "invitation" or "time of response"-- that's just to put people on the spot"
     
  3. bobbyd

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    interesting...i look forward to seeing how this one turns out.
     

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