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- Solid theology is picking songs that focus on the truths found in God’s Word and not on human opinions or assumptions about God.
- Singability means that you should pick songs that have relatively easy melodies that your congregation can follow along with and sing.
- Lyrical clarity is choosing songs with lyrics that the average person can understand.
- A song’s central theme points people toward a distinct attribute of God or a certain response in a song.
- Musical interest and appropriateness applies to songs being dynamic, powerful and having appropriate layers of musical texture and intricacy.
- Culturally and stylistically relevant means using songs to reach those within your cultural context in which you minister.
- Play a song a few times at your church before determining whether it is a good fit for your church.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
See Also: Worship Teams
This is part of the Worship Training series.