David Manner says the foundation of our worship music must not be its style but instead its content:
Understanding foundational biblical precedents, historical practices and theological tenets of worship music will curb a random sampling of various styles based solely on their success in other places.
Consider asking the following foundational questions to begin moving the focus of your worship music away from surface style to base content.
- Is our song text theologically sound and does it affirm scripture as central?
- Is our congregational singing and presentational music passive or participative?
- Do music selections regularly include a balance of familiar and new?