I can relate to this article.
We left a larger church (1500 on Sundays) where we attended 18 years for a smaller church (400 on Sundays). The size of the church wasn’t the issue, but the “worship” service had become a problem.
When we first began attending our old church we had an orchestra and choir and decent Bible teaching.
Then in a drive to become “relevant” to the community the choir and orchestra disappeared and we got a loud rock band with mood lighting followed by a 20 minute “talk” sometimes without even using the Bible. The relevancy brought in new people, but others left frustrated with how the “worship” service had become about the 45 minute rock concert with a manic drummer and guitarists showing their skills by ripping Led Zeppelin runs in the middle of a “worship” song.
We also finally left. It took us a while to find our current church. It also meant sitting out of church for while until we found one that concentrated on scripture. It is a smaller church without a glitzy rock band or mind-numbing repetitive phrases to sing.
Our new pastor teaches for a solid hour in exegesis format. Our songs are a mixture of hymns and praise songs that incorporate Bible truths.
The new church is not glitzy and not on TV but our pastor delivers solid biblical teaching twice a week.
What a refreshment to our souls this has been.