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.
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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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