How to Write Music for a Congregation

Artist Michael Gungor on songwriting:

While crafting is important for most songwriting expressions across genres, it is particularly important for congregational music. The songs we sing in our churches don’t just express our theology; they help form it. When we write songs for people to sing as a spiritual act of worship, those songs soak into people’s souls. The words we ask them to sing help shape their view of God, the universe and themselves.

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