I've been a writer all of my life, and I grew up singing in a gospel choir. The Church I used to go to had a huge gospel choir, and that's the reason why I kept going. Eventually I fell away from Church, and went my own ways. The only thing I kept up with was my writings, and in '99 when I re-dedicated my life back to God, I started writing so many Christian songs and poems. The Baptist Church I attended only practiced singing Hymns, and the Choir is the same way. So I strayed away for a while, and i'm back at this same Church now. My question is, God has given me such a strong desire to write and sing Christian music. I took a chance, wrote a song and submitted it to the music director, and he never even got back to me or responded. My concern is that i'm doing this out of my desires vs. God's desires of me. It's such a huge part of me, do you think my Church is holding me back? How do I know if I should try attending another Church that allows me to be involved with a music ministry? I visted a praise and worship Church yesterday and it was such a culture shock to me. I mean, people were jumping up and down, praising and worshiping Christ. I'm just concerned, I'm praying about it, but I just think that it's such a desire in my heart and it can't be wrong if it's for Jesus. What do you think? Thank you!