As many churches try to replicate stadium-style worship concerts in their weekly gatherings, the art of congregational singing is declining. Participation from congregants is down and what was supposed to be a participatory event has turned into passive observers watching leaders dance around a technicolor stage. But Keith and Kristen Getty are on a mission to revitalize congregational singing in churches across the globe. Today I talk with the prolific, modern day hymn-writer, Keith Getty about why congregational singing matters, why it’s in decline and how we can encourage more of it in our churches.
Congregational singing has died in the church partly because it has died in the home. – Tweet That!
Until you have a song that really helps the congregation, love them enough to not play it. – Tweet That!
Sunday worship is a feast that is prepared all week in the home. – Tweet That!
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