Should Churches Have Multiple Worship Service Styles? Consumerism or Contextualization?
This is another one of those areas where the pendulum seems to be swinging. When "praise choruses" were being introduced into corporate worship around the 1980s, churches that begin to use them were typically considered to have "blended worship," whereas churches that did not had "traditional worship."
After a few years of "worship wars," many churches decided to create multiple services based primarily on worship styles or worship preferences. As a result, the "Traditional Service," which normally had the backing of the older members (often with those who gave most of the financial support to the church), got the coveted 11:00 AM time slot, while the younger members (with little children) had to drag themselves and their half-dressed, unfed kids to church by 8:00 AM or earlier in some cases....
Some churches will have multiple worship services because they just don't have enough room to fit in all the worshipers in one service. Some will have Saturday services. Now, in itself, having a service on any other day then Sunday is quite alright, Legalism is Shadow, Christ is Substance. --But-- if the reason to have a service on any particular day, such as Saturday due to Old Testament legalism, and catering to such anti-Christian ideas, that I think is wrong.