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Faith of America's Generations:
Worship Style Preference - Part 1
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Something to Get Emotional About

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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
 
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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%
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Consider generational profiles.
For a Generational Profile of your community see 10 Generational Facts
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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?
 
     
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