If you go to a number of different churches you will experience that each church has a different vibe.
Some have the vibe of a rock concert, others have the vibe of a 16th century church service, other churches will have a mystical vibe, some churches people are seated on couches and the list could go on.
So many things that we could list change the vibe of a service. Whether it be location, lighting, music, what people wear etc. All these things change the vibe.
But if we focus on these things and we think if we get these right we will have a great vibe to our service we will be completely unbiblical.
The other day I did a blog called A biblical theology if vibe. In it we saw that God is loving and holy and we want the vibe of our churches to reflect these attributes.
With that in mind what kind of music we have in church or what I wear in church is, to a certain extent, peripheral.
What we need to be going for is a loving vibe, one where people have the space to reflect on the holiness and love of God.
A person going away feeling loved and knowing that God is holy and loving is far more important and impactful than if we have a great artificial vibe.
This vibe is all about people and Gods word not about fashion.
This vibe is about letting the gospel permeate every aspect of what we do and being intentional about that.
This is the vibe we want
But can we get this vibe?
How can we encourage our churches to be a church which has this vibe?