Apr 1, 2019: Avoiding Audience Mentality

Robert E. Webber

A remedy, I believe, for the performer/audience psychology that we have created in our services is the radical rediscovery of the principle of the priesthood of all believers—a principle that encourages everyone to become involved in a participating manner in offering the worship of praise and thanksgiving of the Father. . . . The audience mentality of many Protestant churches is the greatest barrier to the recovery of the involvement of God’s people in worship.

-Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, Second Edition (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Pub., 1996), 133.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.



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