Church Without Sound
Imagine a church without sound.
I do not mean removing things that make, music, people. I mean imagine experiencing your church as it normally is but not being able to hear anything. Would the non-audible elements be enough to minister to you?
If you were to take away sound, would people still be ministered to?
If someone saw a muted video of your, what would they think?
- Would your environment create a sense of awe for the Creator like the churches of the Renaissance?
- Visually, how does your worship music seem? Authentic? Passionate? Like a rock concert? Worshipful?
- When you take away the words, are the greeters authentic?
- Is the tone and subject of the message evident in the preacher’s ?
- What about the sermon branding?
- Is the life changing power of Christ evident on the congregation’s faces?
- Is there a sense joy, hope, and love?
People can spot a fake smile. People can discern authenticity. If someone who was not a Christian watched your congregation worship, would they want what they have?
Albert Mehrabian’s research shows that communication is influenced only 7% by words, 38% by tone of voice, and 55% by body language. All too often, we focus on the 7% of words and forget to invest in non-audible influencers, such as body language and environment.
Those are interesting thoughts and questions. I wonder what others would say? I wonder what we would say!