Mark Cole has compiled a list of seven things to keep in mind when choosing songs for the Sunday service. The guidelines range from practical to musical to spiritual.
Here’s an example that I really like:
Compile a list of the top 50 songs for your congregation
What are the main songs that your congregation has been singing for the last 3-6 months? What songs have resonated with your congregation? A congregation can only comfortably learn and sing so many songs. I go through the most recent set lists and pick out the top songs and make a list to work from.
Check out the whole list here. Good stuff.