Click here to return to the Link2Lead Home Page
 
 
 
Google  
 
click to view Getting Started click to view My Self click to view My Community click to view My Congregation click to view My World  
&nbp;
&nbp;
 
 

l
 
l
l
Faith of America's Generations:
Worship Style Preference - Part 1
l
 
l
l l l
l

Something to Get Emotional About

l
l l l
l
l l l
l Survivors and Boomers are more likely to care about the emphasis of worship than are the Silent and Builder generations. All four generations prefer a blend of both "Emotionally Uplifting" and "Intellectually Challenging" worship. However, far more Survivors and Boomers are likely to care about a distinction than the two older generations. Thirty-one percent (31%) of all Survivors felt that worship should be Emotionally Uplifting compared to only 19% of Builders. In contrast, 40% of all Builders did not indicate a preference compared to only 16% of Survivors and 20% of Boomers. l
  SURVIVORS (born 1961-1981) | BOOMERS (born 1943-1960)
SILENTS (born 1925-1942) | BUILDERS (born 1900-1924)
 
  Next Month's QuickInsight
Worship Style Preference by Generation - Part 2
 
l
ll ll ll
l

Worship Style Preference by Generation
Source: 1998 Ethos Survey; © 2008 Percept Group Inc.

  Emotional
Uplift
Intellectual
Challenge
Both No Pref
Survivors 31.3% 11.0% 41.3% 16.2%
Boomers 27.8% 11.5% 40.5% 20.1%
Silents 24.0% 10.9% 38.6% 26.5%
Builders 19.3% 9.2% 31.4% 39.9%
US Avg 26.4% 11.0% 39.1% 23.4%
l
l
     
l Ministry Ideas l
l
Consider generational profiles.
For a Generational Profile of your community see 10 Generational Facts
l
 
l What is the generational profile of your community?
l What is the generational profile of your congregation?
 
 
Consider the impact of this finding on your church's worship.
 
 
l How would you describe your current worship?
Does it emphasize emotion, intellect, or both?
l Have you ever asked your congregation about its preferences?
l Based upon the demographic profile of your community, would this finding make any difference in your worship style and emphasis?
 
     
l l
l ©  COPYRIGHT 2008 PERCEPT GROUP, INC. l
l l l
 
For a more printable version of this page, click here.