Is Your Church’s Christmas Eve Service Too Traditional or Too Radical?

Christmas eve services - traditional and contemporaryTomorrow many of us will attend a Christmas Eve service.  Will be a traditional service with classic Christmas hymns and a sanctuary lit with hand-held candles?  Or will be a non-traditional service designed with video and creative artistry to connect with people in our media-savvy culture?

Either way there can be pitfalls.  The message of Jesus birth can overlooked in traditional liturgies and songs as we sleepwalk through them without considering the meaning of the words.  It can also get lost behind the wiz-bang coolness of multimedia.  So, check out these two classic tongue-in-cheek blog articles:

12 Signs Your Church’s Christmas Eve Service is Too Traditional

12 Signs Your Church is Trying Too Hard to Make Its Christmas Eve Service Appealing to Visitors

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

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