Worship Music

An Actual Millennial Responds to Church Efforts to Attract Millennials

"John [Ehrett] takes up each of the 10 points the consultant raises. The essay defies excerpting, so I will simply quote the beginning of the post... After that, I’ll quote another millennial and former student cited by John on what this generation is really yearning for." - Gene Veith

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Turning Up the Volume: Joyful Noise or Noise Ordinance Violation?

"Neighbors in the Charlotte, North Carolina, Ballantyne neighborhood have repeatedly complained about noise from Elevation Church continuing as late as 10 p.m. And between December 2018 and November 2019, police in Seminole County, Florida, received 222 complaints against Action Church for noise issues." - CToday

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Anne Steele: 17th Century Writer of Hymns of Sorrow

"...while most hymns written by Watts and his contemporaries are well-written, moving, and scripturally sound, few of them delve into the depths of pain and questioning that characterize some of the Psalms. Anne Steele’s hymns were among these few, as were the hymns and poems by William Cowper" - Cloud of Witnesses

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“We are not called to make music—we are called to make disciples.”

"Unique in God’s creation, people are wired to create melody and rhythm and link them to thought and reason. And when those come together, something amazing happens to the souls of mankind. We are moved to action and stirred to response." - Facts & Trends

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What’s the problem with singing in our churches?

"You’re standing to sing in a new church. The worship leader gets up to lead the first song, with the words on the screen behind him. Then you realize you can’t sing the song because you’ve never heard it. Did the worship leader write it? Who knows. But you’re left standing there, with about a third of the rest of the people. Perhaps you haven’t been in that situation before, but I have. Many times." - Proclaim & Defend

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The 10 Most Popular Worship Songs in Churches Last Year Were ...

"Pat Barrett’s song Build My Life and Hillsong Worship’s What a Beautiful Name were the most popular worship songs within churches in 2019...Faithlife Proclaim, a church presentation software from Faithlife, released data Wednesday showing the most popular worship songs of 2019 from the users of the software." - Christian Headlines

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