You’re Not Too Cool For Traditional, or Too Mature for Contemporary…


Great thoughts from our friend Trent Smith today.
“I am so grateful to lead worship for a church community that embraces both classic hymnody and current worship music. True “blended worship” is not a constraint, but a liberty.

“I’m too cool for traditional music, but I’ll throw in a hymn to pacify you” is a selfish and condescending attitude that has no place in ministry.

“Current music is tainted and juvenile, but then–so are you” is an equally prideful and condescending attitude. Worship leaders: stop posturing and minister.

It grieves me that the evangelical church in America has so largely given up on multi-generational worship. We need to re-think our priorities.” – Trent Smith

is the Associate Director of Worship & Media at St. Simons Community Church, where he mentors, oversees and helps lead Family and Student worship environments. He is also the content curator and editor here at The Worship Community and at

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