Jaime Harvill: The problem usually isn’t the congregation, it’s you!
It’s Monday, and you look over your shoulder to Sunday’s service, making the observation that nobody sang along with you the during the worship service you led yesterday. It’s so easy to blame the congregation–after all, the songs you chose were top-charting worship choruses, and you even sprinkled in a few hymns. But they just stood there looking at you, mute and seemingly uninterested. Of course it was the congregation’s fault: they are spiritually immature and musically unsophisticated…or are they?
The problem usually isn’t the congregation, it’s you! It’s time to address a problem that seems to be increasingly more prevalent in churches: people can’t sing the songs because they are in a key that is out of the congregation’s singing range.