I was talking with a church planter recently and he suggested that a new church start that had traditional worship could not be successful. His point was that church plants, and he added that existing churches that were growing, all used contemporary worship. As I processed that claim, and as I thought about youth ministry, I thought I would throw a similar question to those who read this blog.
Is it possible to have a growing, healthy, successful youth group in a congregation that has traditional worship? Does the worship style of the congregation matter? Does the worship style of the congregation enhance or inhibit a youth leader’s ability to do youth ministry? I certainly don’t have what I believe is the correct answers to these questions. I would love to hear from others and actually share the discussion with leaders throughout the denomination.
So what do you think?