Whether the method actually produces the intended result, or stifles it
David Kjos shares:
I recently attended a Reformation celebration at my old Bible school. All the congregational hymns were by Martin Luther. Most were unfamiliar, and long (up to 18 verses). There was no “worship team” or PowerPoint. The leader announced the hymn and sat down, the organist played an introduction, and the congregation came in on cue and sang. It was easy, and it was beautiful.
Source: On Leading Congregational Singing
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Cutlure, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and three children.