Reader I'm afraid we have strayed far from worship for the sake of Entertainment. I of all people believe God the Creator made us in his image. He being creator made us creative. However, there has been a recent burden of what our “Worship” services are becoming. In an attempt to compete with the world’s presentation we have flooded the church with lights, stages and performances. I’m all for creative expression but what happens when the PRODUCTION overshadows the PRAISE?
The Lead Pastor of Embassy City, Atlanta GA, Bryan Meadows posted the above picture and the following comment on Instagram:
fully plans on making aerialists a FULL PART of our normal worship experience! We endeavor to create a culture driven by the creativity and character of Christ! This was one of my favorite highlights!!!
To me .... And this is just my opinion ... things like this may be appropriate for an artistic night where people are able to express their worship through various methods. However, doing this during regular service, to me, is just too much. I completely understand that to be present and sense the anointing (if there is one) can change one's perspective, but there has become too much emphasis on entertainment and enticing people to come in.