Friday, May 20, 2016

The Disappearance of Choirs – Rainer on Leadership #226 [Podcast]

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On today’s episode, we welcome Mike Harland back to the podcast to discuss a trend we’ve noted before—the disappearance of choirs in the church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:
  • The church choir as we have known it historically is disappearing.
  • Church choirs are doing less presentational music and more congregational leadership signing.
  • The line between choir and praise team has blurred in many churches.
  • The choir ministry should be a disciple-making ministry, not a performance ministry.
  • Many churches don’t have choirs because they don’t have someone to lead the choir.
  • In the early stages of a church’s life, the entire congregation is the choir.
  • The largest choir in every church is the congregation.

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