Some people love mushrooms. Others hate them. Mushrooms aren’t bad; nor are they good. It’s simply a matter of preference and taste.
In the same way, there are people in churches that prefer things to be a certain way. The thing they love might be the very thing another person hates. What draws one person to our church might be the thing that keeps someone else from attending.
This isn’t bad. In fact, it’s far more dangerous to put mushrooms on the burger one week and leave them off the next week.
When we plan our services, organize the children’s ministry, choose a sermon series, and select songs, we know we can’t please everyone. Trying to do so will result in a watered down service that nobody will enjoy. Once we identified who our target audience was going to be, we then tailored our ministry style accordingly.
You can’t please mushroom lovers and mushroom haters at the same time.