No matter how great a song is...it's bad if it's overplayed. So how do you know as a Worship Leader or pastor if you overplay Worship Songs in your congregation?
As a Worship Leader, you may not be the best person to answer that question.
You listen to your repertoire of worship music much more than the majority of your congregation. For every 5 times you've either listened to or played a worship song, your [average] church member has only heard it once.
It's easy to forget that listening to and playing worship songs is all part of the job as a worship leader. Most of your church people don't have the ability to sit and listen to praise and worship stations throughout the day. They're likely working a full-time job, running errands, making dinner, or busy being moms (which is also a full-time job).
The other side of this story is the fact that many people don't have perfect weekly church attendance. There are always people that are sick, serving in childcare, or out of town. This means that if you have a particular song you dedicated to playing twice in a month... some of your members may only hear it once.
You may feel like the song Raise A Hallelujah needs to be retired from the team right about now. You may think that The Blessing has been played out. But...
If your church is singing it loud and proud, don't be too quick to take the song off of your rotation.
They say that communication is key in relationships. If you want to know how someone feels, you ask them. This is true for individual relationships as well as the relationship with your congregation. If you want to know how your church feels about the songs you play, ask them.
The answers you get may not surprise you. You may have a good idea of what songs are really hitting home with your people. Or...you may find that the songs you keep playing need to be retired so you can bring on some fresh new music that will better resonate with your church. Getting ready to introduce a new worship song to your church? Check out this article to learn one of the easiest ways to teach new songs to your church.
There is no hard science of knowing when a worship song has been overplayed. It all comes down to hearing your people and communicating with them to know what worship songs to pick that best resonate with them.
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