Founder of the Nazarene Church, Phineas Bresee, gave this advice to congregations: 

1.  He encouraged them to say, "Amen," out loud.  (It boosts the preacher.) 

2.  He encouraged them to clap their hands when they sang. 

3.  He urged everyone to put life and enthusiasm into the service. 

4.  He often said, "Please do not sit there like a bump on a log - consider yourself a part of the service." 

5.  Always rally around the altar for prayer when there are seekers. 

6.  Pray the glory down. 

I found this very interesting.  Preachers of churches from over 100 years ago still wanted their services to be lively.  Great advice!

AuthorAustin Harms