Today I had a conversation with a fellow classmate that works in youth ministry and we were discussing the implications of our worship songs that are done in church and how the message in them are powerful and can effect our theology. This is important to think about because then we can teach and challenge our worship leaders in youth group to develop full and good theology that will help them lead people into a fuller understanding of God through worship songs that we sing together.
I would suggest to develop a system to evaluate worship songs. Ask questions like:
“Is this song portraying God correctly?” -Trinitarian, attributes of God, etc.
“What is the view of humanity according to this song?” – Is the song recognizing what we do for God or what God does for us…worship should be focused primarily on God…keep the focus on him.
Let us not become consumers of trendy worship music and have a consumer mentality when it comes to worshipping together. Lets develop discussion and principles together to help us to have a fuller view of God and a theology that will make correct biblical applications.