My inspiration for this post came from this blog
, which asked the same question of their readers.
Hypothetically, you are the pastor of your church and you have to put together a 90-minute long worship service. How would you divide up this time? It's an opportunity to consider: What aspect of your service should take up the most time? The least? All the while, think about why you're making these decisions.
Here's the guidelines the original poster laid out:
- How long should the sermon be?
- How many choruses?
- How many hymns?
- What is excessive?
- And, in every case, on what principle?
By all means, include more parts to your service that are not mentioned here! Go for it!