Okay, I’m not trying to wage a battle or justify one’s position in the ever-long worship wars. The style of music, tempo, lyrics, and instrumentation continue to be at the heart of strife in many local congregations. Music ministers and worship leaders across the country listen appeasingly to worshipper’s justified positions of musical preference. We all have our preferences just as we all have a nose – and that’s fine. I’m not advocating a style, I simply interested in the results of recent study. According to the research, there appears to be a correlation between positive church growth and the use of contemporary music. What remains to be adequately defined is the “contemporary” term. Contemporary is relative to context. Regardless of one’s definition, contemporary music seems to have made its mark.
Click the link, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6635951.html it’s a short article regarding the study and worth the read.