If you are transitioning out of Mormonism and into a new faith and new church experience, one thing you will encounter is a very different approach to worship.
The Mormon Worship Experience Is Traditional.
In the Mormon church, most members’ experience with worship is one of singing with the congregation on Sunday. There are very few instruments. Some of the songs sung are rousing and others, which are typically old Christian songs, are authentically worshipful. The topic of the songs vary from the early pioneers to doing good works. A lot of LDS hymns celebrate Mormon history.
The Christian Worship Experience Is Moving.
In the Christian church, the songs are worshipful. Contrary to the LDS church, in a Christian church many instruments are used, including electric guitars and drums. There are different forms and styles of worship, but the songs are always beautiful and well thought out. They not only come from the heart, but 99% of them are directly rooted in Scripture. Worship songs can focus a person on Jesus Christ like never before. They help an entire congregation lift their voices to God in praise. Worship is about engaging with God, telling him how worthwhile he is, reflecting on his great attributes and actions, and letting him have access into your life. The worship experience in a church can be very moving. The Holy Spirit can connect with and touch people’s lives. Some have even accepted Christ as their Savior in response to a worship service.
Worship, if done properly, can also employ people’s gifts for music. Not only musicians’ gifts can be used, but also people in other roles. Yet it’s not about the musicians but about God.
It might be difficult and challenging to enter a new church and experience their form of worship. Nevertheless, it is important and pivotal. Be open to the opportunity and let God work in your life through this new experience.
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