I'm sure this is a topic that has been covered before, but how do you select the songs you sing each week? Specifically, I'm thinking about diversity. Do you consider including songs from different types of song writers? Different styles? One example would be the church that does ALL Hillsong United. I know a few like that - I avoid that as much as possible (with any rut, not just Hillsong). I try not be all over place with the worship either.
Part two - Where do you find inspiration for new or "new to the congregation" songs? I like to attend another worship service on a week night if I can. I'm almost 30 years old and I still go to a young adult group that ranges mostly between 18-23 Monday nights, mainly so I can participate in a worship service that I'm not leading. I also keep in contact with another worship pastor who is a generation older than me, and has different influences (I've taken some GREAT songs from him.)
How about you? Ideas? Suggestions?
Also - How am I doing? I'll link to my setlists for July for reference.