Scott’s opinion is that churches fall into 3 categories:
- Traditional Corporate
- Concert Corporate
- Album Corporate
I would have to say that GracePoint falls into the “Album Corporate” category. In general, songs are chosen more for fit and relevancy than for consistency in style and familiarity. (While the songs are chosen more for fit, I think the style is pretty consistent…) New songs may, or may not, stick around. However, we are making a point now to repeat new songs quickly in order to improve familiarity. We are also definitely a “keep them on their toes” kind of church.
The interesting thing is that I don’t think there has necessarily been any specific vision to be this kind of church. Style – yes; corporate worship philosophy – no. It seems to have just happened. Probably due more to band boredom with repetition than a well-thought-out plan.
Any GP’ers care to comment? Or non-GP’ers, what about your church?