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I totally disagree. Our congregation age ranges from 18 to 65 (this doesn't include our kids ministry obviously) and one of the many reasons they stick with Fusion in our worship is because we don’t pull out music that is dated. I can give you a whole library of music that is 2 years older or less that we use for our service. My mom is 45 and every time she visits she can’t stop telling us how much she enjoys NOT singing “Shout to the Lord,” “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” “God of Wonders,” “How Great is Our God,” etc… Worship has progressed and is progressing to new heights! All of those songs where good and right for that time in the church; the church is in a new place now.
Originally Posted by Smitty
Worshipers such as the Jesus Culture movement, the worshipers coming out of iHOP, Hillsong United, Brooke Fraser, Desperation Band, and others… all these worshipers are on the forefront of worship music right now. They are what God is using to reach His people where they are right now. Songs such as “How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan isn’t going to last long, but its message and the drive that it has is what this generation and the church needs to hear right now.
As a worship leader I want to be at the front lines! I love teaching new music on Sundays (we introduce a new song about every 2 months). I love diving into a song with my husband and our band to really listen to what the writer is saying, finding scripture that backs it up and then sharing and teaching what we have learned to the congregation. I love seeing the spark in their eyes when the words begin to really dig into their hearts. And I love seeing the burst of energy they get when the song really hits home for them. This is all part of creating an atmosphere of worship. It’s part of being a worship leader… and I love every minute of it! Praise you Jesus for giving this passion for music!