Worship and Sacred Actions Throughout the Year in the Evangelical Free Churches

In its origins, the Evangelical Free Church sharply rejected the practice of the Christian year as part of the rigid structures of the state church. Congregations today usually recognize Advent, Christmas, and Holy Week in some fashion, but formal adherence to the liturgical calendar remains almost nonexistent. A recent renewal of emphasis on worship in general, however, may bring about new attention to the Christian year.

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The Arts in Evangelical Free Churches

Worship in the Evangelical Free Church of America is based on the evangelical revivalist tradition, but in recent years some congregations have shown a remarkable inclination for innovation. Praise singing is now used in addition to traditional gospel hymnody. Some congregations also make use of technological advances in lighting, computers, and sound system design.

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