A friend of mine and I were speaking of the topic of relevance which is often spoken about or at least inferred in the way that modern ministry is done. What he brought up was the fact that our Christmas Eve services, which hosted 9000+ people, had a great sense of relevance while not all of it was current.
There seems to be a false sense out there that RELEVANT = CURRENT.
I think that this isn't necessarily always the case. Sometimes an older song, a hymn even, might really fit the flow of a given service. Jason Miller, my friend and fellow worship leader, talks about what is helpful. I think this is essential to our thinking about designing services. If we can consider what is most helpful and then possibly what is most current to our audience, that might be a slightly better way to think. Your thoughts?