What Do You Sing in Your Church

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  1. Nat'l Baptist Guy

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    I would like to know what kind of music is sung in your church. Anthems? Hymns? Traditional Gospel? Contemporary Gospel? Do your deacons do devotions or does the Praise Team? I would just like to get a general idea.

    Thanks

    Jai
     
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    Our church does traditional.

    Our church does Contemporary.

    Our church does blended.

    Our church does a praise team. And Band.
     
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    We do strictly traditional. But we do it in several ways..


    Piano only
    Guitar & Violin trio (me on guitar)
    5-Piece Horn Group (me on trumpet)
    8 Voice Choir (me on bass vocal)
    Children's Choir
    Entire Congregation
     
  4. Sam

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    We only do the traditional good old gospel music. And we sing and play it in a veriaty of ways.
     
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    We primarily have what I like to think of as "Contemporary Praise" mixed with some traditional hymns.

    One of our services is now completely CCM.. Within 3 weeks it has grown from 12 to about 150. :eek:

    Steve
     
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    We do only songs by dead white guys (and gals like Fanny Crosby). And sing them poorly.

    Music is a great love and interest of mine, but happen to be in a great little congregation with very little musical knowledge and only a few with real ability.

    No music team. Often only a piano (no organ) and often the pianist does not even know a song.

    But we are trying to incorporate more of the old doctrinal hymns and less of the froth and icing.
     
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    we do praise and worship
     
  8. Vicki

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    Our Church's music is traditional. Done by the congregation, adult choir, or children's choir.

    However, one or more can present the congregation with a special music selection of their choosing. Usually, a contemporary song is selected most often followed by traditional. Singing is performed either accapelo (never can spell that word :confused: ), with accompanying musical tape, piano and/or organ, and guitar. It varies. :D
     
  9. Nat'l Baptist Guy

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    I don't know if I said what my church does. Well we sing all kinds. We sing tradtional hymns, anthems, spirituals, and contemporary. We have a piano, bass guitar, organ (hammond c-3) and drums. From time to time, someone will sing from a track, but it isn't too often. Sometimes we will sing a meter hymn without music. A meter hymn is one that each line is sung before the congregations sings it because slaves couldn't read so one person who could would read the hymn thing sing the line and then the congregation would repeat.

    Dr. Griffin, we sing a lot by Crosby too. We used to use the green Southern Baptist Hymnals, but now we have red National Baptist Hymnals and Blue National Baptist Hymnals.
     
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    Of course, I wish our church would incorporate more sway music, but you know, as Bob alludes, White people cannot sway.
     
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    Sounds like us, plus comtemporary praise.
     
  12. Grace

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    We have been blessed with a minister of music who does a wonderful job of combining praise choruses and wonderful hymns. I like it that way, because we get the best of both worlds. ;)
     
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    I must say,I am somewhat not "proud" of my church,but I will share what we do anyway. We claim to be a conservative SBC,BUT,we have a small band(drums-yuck!),praise singers,a stage(no pulpit),we sing praise and worship songs,mostly new ones,and maybe 1 hymn each Sunday,but it is still led with the band in the background...grrrr....some songs are okay,others are not,but the overall style is too contemporary for our taste. The people say it is just true worship....I say it is bad. :( So,here we are and seeking to find God's way for us. The problem is there is NO church in our town with an expository pastor,traditional hymns,and bible based. We would have to drive 1 hour. It would probably be worth it,but how involved could we be? How involved could our children be,would we actually be able to get to know others there? A decision we will have to make. :eek:
     
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    Oooo,I sounded so angry,but I am just unsettled feeling with my church right now,sorry to be all gloom and despair,my life is not all lke that! ;)

    I have a question,with the concerns that my husband and I have,how do you communicate that to a pastor,without it being a personal attack,or without sounding too negative. Also,if we have other inquiries,how do we express those without causing disunity in the body? We do not want to do that. And...if it is what it is,we are not going to be able to change anything probably.Does anyone have any experience with this? Will the pastor say,hey,I never thought of that...I doubt it. If we leave everyone will think,well,they just didn't get their way. How do we make others understand our motives,they are not us wanting "our" way,but what we feel is the "better" way. :confused:
     
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    Aaron has an appeal letter that you can submit to your pastor. If he responds poorly to the letter you should quietly leave. Maybe Aaron will post the link to that letter in this thread. I know I saw it in another thread in this forum. It's worth a try...God's best to you...Daniel
     
  16. Aaron

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    Thank you for the referral, Daniel.

    Molly,

    In my experience it doesn't matter how gently you approach the subject. It is sad, but the CCM crowd is only concerned about having their music. They certainly are not concerned with your conscience. How can they be? The carnal mind is at enmity with God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    If your pastor is truly concerned for the law of God, then he will put the tender consciences of his sheep before his own agendas. If not he won't.

    But, the letter of appeal is a good start. Here's the link again:

    An Appeal
     
  17. Eric B

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    And it has also been true that the traditional crowd has often cared about having their traditions, including the classical/plain music, and not only argue for their own conscience, but try to dictate others as well, even when they are not around (like blasting charismatic churches, Calvary Chapel, concerts, etc. that they never even go to). Plus the old hostility toward which continent and culture the beats came from. Perhaps all of these ulterior motives are why the contemporary crowd rebelled and did what they wanted in the first place. They did not see it as a legitimate conscience issues, but only as ignorance and bigotry, and there is alot of evidence for this. Let's face it, the old paradigm was not as innocent as people think. Both sides were wrong. All have sinned. All are carnal and have their own agendas. Let us submit to one another and not use biblical concepts to try and promote our own agendas.
     
  18. Mike McK

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    The early service is traditional with hymns. The second service is contemporary with some hymns and some modern (more or less) worship music.

    I prefer the music in the traditional service but I was on the worship team for a long time and still sit in with them on occasion so I will stay for the second service every now and then.

    Sunday nights is a mixture of the two and very informal. Often, afterwards, everyone brings their instruments and we sing for a few hours.

    Every fifth Sunday, we have a fifth Sunday sing.
     
  19. Gib

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    What's sad, is statements like this one are made to stir up strife.

    I appeal to you to stop stereotyping people just because they don't have the same taste that you do. Traditional hymn lovers and fans of CCM already have different interests. Comments like yours causes unnecessary division.

    For the record, our church sings 4-5 hymns and 1 chorus any given Sunday. Our choir sings almost every Sunday. The piano is our primary instrument.
     
  20. Dr. Bob

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    Actually 33+ years of pastoral experience would cause me to agree with Aaron on this one. The CCM crowd will not compromise their music, but demands change and compromise from the traditional (or they want their own service if no compromise is reached).

    I don't think Aaron is trying to cause strife. Just like those who desire to sing the great music of the faith are not trying to cause strife.

    The opposite, however, cannot be said.

    I like this quote:
     

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