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The Psychology of Volume in Worship

I have noticed a shift that has taken place musically over the past 30 years, which greatly affects us as worshippers — since it affects us as worshippers, it greatly affects us as worship leaders.  I can’t speak for every church and every denomination, however I feel confident this affects most churches that have a “contemporary” style of music.

So, let me tell you my observation and then I will try to back it up with some examples.  The volume music is played at can have a direct result in how engaged a congregation is in worship.  

I’m cringing even as I type that.  Volume shouldn’t have anything to do with how engaged we are in worshipping the One who gave His life for us.  However, in my experience, for this generation it does.

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