What songs and what type of music do you sing?  I don’t know about you, but this is one of the most common questions I get asked. You can answer this on your website by creating an online playlist of the songs you sing, so people can listen to them before they come.

We use GrooveShark at our church. It is a free online music platform that allows you to create a playlist.  All you have to do is set up a free account and create a public playlist of songs to share.  GrooveShark has a huge library of songs–over a million. Your church should be able to find examples of most of the songs you sing (hymn, worship songs, radio songs, etc).  Many times, there are multiple versions the most popular songs. This is great because it allows you to choose songs that match your church’s worship style.   Here is an example of the playlist we have created for my church.

You can also use GrooveShark to show your congregation new songs that you want to introduce.

  • We post a link to these new songs on our Facebook page a few days before we teach them on Sunday.
  • We put a link to the particular song in our bulletin.

There are many other options out there. We use this one because it is the only one that does not require visitors to create their own account to listen to the music.  We just embed their player in html and WordPress (using Embed.ly) websites.  Click here to view how we did this on my church website.

Need other ideas to help visitors learn about your worship music? Our sister site has a great tutorial on how you can create a worship CD to give to visitors!

How does your congregation introduce new songs?

You can also use GrooveShark to show your congregation new songs that you want to introduce.

  • We post a link to these new songs on our Facebook page a few days before we teach them on Sunday.
  • We put a link to the particular song in our bulletin.

There are many other options out there. We use this one because it is the only one that does not require visitors to create their own account to listen to the music.  We just embed their player in html and WordPress (using Embed.ly) websites.  Click here to view how we did this on my church website.

Need other ideas to help visitors learn about your worship music? Our sister site has a great tutorial on how you can create a worship CD to give to visitors!

How does your congregation introduce new songs?