There was a time when most churches in America were small and intimate. People knew each other, and the pastor knew them. In the 1960's and 1970's, something changed; the church growth movement cascaded to the forefront. If your church wasn't large and growing, something was wrong. The churches that followed all the rules of the church growth marketeers became cultural juggernauts to attract the unchurched, producing a war chest of cash and massive budgets. Many evangelical standouts have multiple campuses and a burgeoning staff rivaling most small and mid-size businesses. Some progressive churches added coffee shops, worship centers, smoke machines, purple lights, and programs galore. Choirs became old fashioned and a distant memory; it is possible that many people who attend church today have never heard a choir sing. There are no more choir directors or song leaders. Today's church service has turned into a concert led by the polished worship team; many of the songs have become unsingable. The so-called lead pastor, has dropped in-depth verse-by-verse Bible study for 20-minute-talks.
Traditional ~ Bible Teaching ~ Smaller Church Environment