More than one Church has been split, or at least went to multiple Services because of resistance to newer (i.e. different) worship music. There is an almost constant battle between contemporary choruses and traditional hymns in many Churches today. At the Church I attend, we try to have a mix, but inevitably someone is not going to be happy.
I actually had a good friend who left our Church because we had a member start playing the drums (He played very appropriately I might add). She would actually get up and leave during the Worship Service or worse yet, visibly stick her fingers in her hears. Now how’s that for an ego boost to our young budding drummer? I talked with her at great length about it and she was (and still is) convinced that “drums are evil” and no amount of talking would change her mind. Finally I think everyone involved (including her), thought it best that she found a place to worship where she would be more comfortable. I still love this lady dearly, but her “hang up” was causing the Church to not move forward and not doing her spiritual life any favors either.
The most rewarding thing about working for God: ……the people.
The most frustrating thing about working for God: ……the people!
Somehow we must find a way to love them just as Christ loved us. Hey no one said this would be easy did they?