I know the title sounds ridiculous. Here's the deal, my worship team has been given an amazing opportunity. The city of Long Beach California has ok'd us to do a concert in the park. So I need two hours of worship music that will catch the ears of all who listen not just us Christians. The concert is the 28th, so we have till then to make a list and practice it twice. The sooner you reply the better, but like I always say better late than never. Any and all help with this will be much appreciated.
I'm starting up an Alternative team for a new Alt service we're doing, and am in the same boat. I'd listen to a lot of Kutless, Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Third Day, Casting Crowns, etc. Tons of good stuff there, that casual listeners may not realize has such a powerful message, and believers can be greatly ministered to through.
Hope that helps!
Check out the band "MercyMe". They are the ones who wrote the famous song "I Can Only Imagine". They wrote many songs that talks about God and christianity without sounding 'Church-y'. So i think their songs are suitable for your concert: )
go for some metal and hardcore too from August burn Red, underoath, the devil wears prada, Mychildren My bride... there are loads. If you go on their myspace pages, you can find loads of links to awesome bands like them if you're up for doing that kind of thing :P
There are some great New Zealand bands too such as The ember days.
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