Saturday, April 29, 2006

Not Another New Song!

How do we go about introducing new songs in our churches? How often should we? How soon does a song become familiar? Bob Kauflin has some interesting thoughts on the issue of introducing new songs. Below is a clip from the article… for the whole article click here.

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“Those who don't like to sing unfamiliar songs are often focusing on the wrong things. People who want to worship God are generally affected by lyrics that help us exalt the Savior with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. It doesn't matter whether they know the song or not. Here at the Together for the Gospel Conference, I've had numerous conversations with guys who have been deeply affected by singing songs they had never heard before. In addition, most people can join in on a song after hearing it only once. So familiarity, while a factor to consider, isn’t the final determiner of what songs are best to sing.”

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