15 Questions for Every Worship Song Set
By David Manner
- Will it encourage passive spectating or active participating?
- Does it include a healthy balance of familiar and new?
- Does it include expressions that are both celebrative and contemplative?
- Are its texts theologically sound and do they affirm scripture as foundational?
- Is it culturally and generationally appropriate for those who will be present?
- Does it include not only our words to God but also God’s words to us?
- Will acceptable physical actions be articulated or implied?
- Will it give participants an opportunity to connect with each other?
- Will its musical or technological elements direct our attention away from God?
- Are its melodies singable and ranges accessible?
- Will guests be able to participate in it without confusion?
- Will it speak and teach the Gospel?
- Will it engage more than just emotions?
- Are we giving it too much responsibility for the entirety of our worship?
- Will it encourage participants to be doers of the word and not just hearers only?
Reposted with permission. Originally posted at WorshipEvaluation.org