Practical Planning

How to introduce a new song?

 

One area of constant difficulty in leading worship seems to be introducing new songs for the congregation to sing. As leaders, we neglect to plan out how we are going to introduce these new songs. When a congregation learns a new song, it becomes a new expression of worship to their praise. As a servant leader, it is your job to assist them in their learning of the song so they can enter fully into worship. Making a plan to teach new songs gradually allows the congregation to pick it up more quickly.

Write a four-week plan to introduce a new song. Remember to consider:

Where the song will be placed in the service? 

How much of the song will be introduced?

Are words and/or music provided?

What other familiar songs will you use to complement the new song?

Song:                                                                                                                              

 

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Week 4

Important

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.After you have introduced a new song, evaluate how it went by answering the questions below. Answer these questions each week and track the changes in the response from the congregation and your team. This will help you decide if you want to keep using this song in worship.

Was the congregation engaged and singing?

Did you receive feedback from the congregation, either positive or negative? 

Was the song executed the same way it was in rehearsal?

Are there any changes to make in rehearsal before worship next week?

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Week 4 

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