I have a dilemma. My Pastor forbids the worship team to sing any new songs on a Sunday morning (this is when most people come to church so I think we could learn the new song together). When we teach new songs in the evening not many people come back (?) so only a handful know the new songs. Help!!!!
It's a long time since I've been on here so I'm trying to catch up with all the comments. I like the idea of playing the song if it's a cover. That's good - will try that one and see.
What is it exactly that's scaring you? I am not disobedient to my Pastor. I understand authority and where it lies as well as the next person. Just because you are under authority does not mean that you always agree (Paul and Barnabas). I certainly do not disagree with my Pastor in the wrong way; I was just looking for advice on this issue. Be glad to hear from you.
Notice the quotation marks, man. Someone else said this, not me. The pastor IS NOT the ultimate authority!!
" 'The Pastor is the Ultimate Authority in the church...' - this scares me. There needs to be accountability."
Actually I would put it as the pastor is the final human authority in the local congregation. He has the authority to set the tone and direction of the congreation, along with rest of the elder board. (biblically the pastor IS an elder) But I would agree that he needs to be accountable to someone over him, beit a denominational board or episcopal type structure of bishops.
And there needs to be a clear and well understood (by the congregants) path of appeal if you think the pastor or elders are in the wrong.