How Do We Choose Songs Each Week?
At Grace, we want to select songs that resonate with the church body. For years, the church as a collective whole have maintained a massive collection of songs to draw from. Most of these songs find their final resting place in song books, choral books, etc and are never even sung. Because of the technology available today, we can call upon songs of the past as well as search for new songs by topic at a moment’s notice. It is our desire that we place before our congregation songs that have great value and meaning.
For some, that “great value and meaning” may be songs that are deeply grounded in history – hymns of the past. For others, it may be a fast-paced song that sings of our love for God. Still to others, it may be a slow song singing of God’s love for us. There are others that may connect with a song that was never even written for the church – a song that may be played on secular radio – but can be applied to a particular church application…or simply to get the blood pumping on a given Sunday.
We simply want to provide a good mixture of songs that bring our congregation together in song. To do this, we utilize our “Five Spoke Song Wheel”.
Our five spokes are broken down into five categories:
- Brand new songs
- New songs
- Old songs
- Evergreen songs
- Special purpose songs