At our church, we (like many) are having serious conversations about our evening worship services. One possibility that has come up is the idea of using the evening worship time for a variety of approaches to worship - so, for instance, one week the service is focused on time of small group prayer, another week the message may include a time of small group discussion, etc.
One particular challenge we have faced with this is the reality that small group conversations are challenging for some of our hearing-impaired members and small group discussions are not necessarily accessible to the range of cognitive development we have at our church. Yet, at the same time, we want to take seriously that these are important functions that we as a church can do together, perhaps even during worship.
I am sure we are not the only church that has run into this challenge, particularly as more and more churches have experimented with their evening services. Any advice or suggestions you may have or may have come across would be greatly appreciated. We want our worship services to be accessible to all and are wondering how others have tackled this.