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Some Thoughts On Leading Singing In Church ( via Jamie Brown)

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Jamie Brown offers some thoughts as a song leader addressign a situation of concern.
There’s a follow-up post here, as well.

Worship leaders, we must identify and kill performancism while we can.
It’s not rocket science.
Sing songs people know (or can learn easily). Sing them in congregational keys. Sing and celebrate the power, glory, and salvation of God. Serve your congregation. Saturate them with the word of God. Get your face off the big screen. Use your original songs in extreme moderation. Err on the side of including as many people as possible in what’s going on. Keep the lights up. Stop talking so much. Don’t let loops/lights/visuals become your outlet for creativity at the expense of the centrality of the gospel. Point to Jesus. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Don’t sing songs with bad lyrics or weak theology. Tailor your worship leading, and the songs you pick, to include the largest cross-section of your congregation that you can. Lead pastorally.

Read the whole post here.

One thought on “Some Thoughts On Leading Singing In Church ( via Jamie Brown)

  1. Reblogged this on Paul Clark Jr's Blog and commented:
    Good words from a newly discovered comrade spirit

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