It’s a dilemma as old as time…well, maybe not as old as time, but definitely as old as congregational singing.
How do we as leaders encourage our congregants to join in singing when it seems like participation is at an all-time low?
First things, first we do need to establish that congregational singing is good and beneficial. We know from the Psalms that singing praise to the Lord IS good. We know that the Lord inhabits the praises of His people. We know that according to the New Testament that singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs is good for building up the Body of Christ.
Congregational singing IS a good thing. Here are ways to encourage it…
While singing levels will naturally vary from week to week and from church to church, there are definite steps we can take to encourage our congregations to sing more. Russ lists three important ones. Check it out here.