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April 25th, 2008

by Bobby Gruenewald

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Results: Length of Church Service/Experience

The results are in!

Out of everyone who responded, the average church service/experience time is 78.74 minutes. With an average range from range from 65 minutes (NV/PA) to 150 minutes (AK/Brazil/FL).

The shortest service/experience time was 55 minutes in MO with a three-way tie for the longest in AK, FL, and Brazil at 150 minutes.

Click on the graphic below to see how each state’s average compares!

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What do you think? Any surprises?

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  1. Apr 25, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I don’t know how technical we want to get, but South American countries and Pentecostal congregations tend to lend toward cultural trends of longer experiences/services. Faster paced, entertainment/consumer-minded cultures tend to turn off speakers and experiences sooner. Whether right or wrong we need to understand our culture and tailor our ministry presentations and experiences to those needs.

  2. Apr 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I’m actually very surprised that my church was in the minority with a shorter service. However, we have to work around a different structure than many churches. We have multiple services and also host all of our small groups on Sunday morning. So, time is tight and we only have 10 minutes transitions between worship hours. Yikes!

  3. Apr 26, 2008 at 8:21 am

    i am from SC and our church goes 90 minutes. i guess either my church was the only one who submitted for SC or i am very shocked.

    this is the bible belt where people get pissed if the preacher bleeds over into their lunch schedule.