Sometimes I feel like I’m stuck in a small, dark stuffy room (er, well, actually most of the time I am, but that’s a different story). When planning worship, I can sometimes get shortsighted and feel cut off – so finding posts like this one from Kirk Ward at New City Fellowship is great. Kirk lays out some of the songs they’re doing, and talks about them and how they work in his church.
Can I use some of these songs?? Possibly – some might not work, just due to the context, but some probably will. Mostly however it’s great to read this and remember I’m not alone in planning and leading worship. God has called thousands of us around the globe, and hearing what other brothers and sisters are doing reminds me of this and keeps me from too much navel gazing.
Read what others are doing, post what you’re up to (and yes, I’m guilty of not doing this often enough). Open the window, let some fresh air in, and remind yourself of what God is doing around the world.