An Easy Way to Teach Your Church about Singing
In the new members’ class at my church, we provide everyone with a one-page overview of how we approach congregational singing. The goal is transparency. We want newcomers not only to understand our core priorities when it comes to music, but to become equipped to bolster the singing here. After all, the singing ministry of a church primarily belongs to the whole congregation, not just the musicians or trained vocalists.
This simple document is our attempt to identify some of the distinctive qualities of the singing in our particular congregation.
I often get asked the question, “How do you teach your church about singing?” This document isn’t the only way we train our folks to praise God through song, but it’s an important tool.
So I’m sharing it here at D&T with the hope that it sparks your own brainstorming about how to teach your church to sing to our great Savior.
Matt Merker (@merkermatt) serves as a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. He has composed several congregational hymns, including “He Will Hold Me Fast.” He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife and their two children.