To determine the number of songs you need on your song list, answer six questions.
Note: you will enter data in the upper left box of the calculator. The remaining data will auto-calculate.
This calculator assumes that you will be introducing NEW SONGS to your congregation. One new song per month is pretty much all that a congregation should sing to really be participative in worship. Therefore, the calculator defaults to you having three new songs in a quarter. This calculator assumes you will introduce the song one week and repeat the new song the next two weeks, lay off the next week and then sing the new song once each month following for two months. Following this procedure will have you averaging singing one of the three new songs each week. For more information on dealing with new songs, check out this article.
THIS LIST SHOULD BE UPDATED REGULARLY. Updates should happen minimally every three months. New songs will be moved to the Modern Worship Songs category while three of those songs will be retired (assuming all other parameters stay the same). Additionally, you may wish to retire some hymns and classic songs to replace with others. One new song per month should be added.
NOTE: December with Advent/Christmas observances usually will need a recess from the normal song list.
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