TWLL #17: The Power Of A Chorus In Spontaneous Worship

Aug 24, 2023

I love spontaneous worship.  I love how it gives the room an opportunity to slow down and simply behold Jesus, as the singer communicates God’s heart through a spontaneous song.


But I also love the powerful role a chorus can play, in context to spontaneous worship- and today I want to pass along 3 reasons why it can be helpful to finish a spontaneous worship moment with a chorus.


#1 - A Chorus Can Recap And Solidify What Was Just Sung

When you sing a spontaneous song, it’s often kind of like building a ship at sea.  You’re singing what you sense the Lord might be highlighting for the room- but the way you sing it out may feel a bit choppy, because you don’t always immediately know exactly what you’ll sing.


By the time you’re finished singing the moment, you probably will feel more clear about the theme of that moment- and a great way to articulate that clarity is to summarize what you just sang into a one or two-sentence chorus.


When you create a chorus, you gather all the information you sang and boil it down to the main point or takeaway.  This really helps both your own heart and the room grab onto what you sang in the spontaneous moment.


#2 - A Chorus Gives The Room A Chance To Agree And Respond

When you create a chorus, you give the room a chance to respond and agree with what was just sung.


The room has been in a receiving or beholding posture during the spontaneous worship, and now with a chorus there’s opportunity for them to shift into a responsive posture.   


A chorus is short and repetitive in nature, which makes it easy to learn and sing along with- so when you introduce a chorus, the room will begin to sing along with you.


And now you have the room not only echoing the theme of the spontaneous moment, but in doing so they’re really agreeing with that theme and responding to Jesus in worship through it- which is incredibly powerful.


#3 - A Chorus Positions The Room To Easily Jump Into The Next Worship Song

Once the room is engaging with a chorus, it’s such an easy step to move from the spontaneous moment into the next worship song- because the room is already singing again.


It’s like the chorus at the end of the spontaneous moment is not only a finish point for that moment, but also a transition back into corporate worship. 


Which is one more reason to create a chorus after you’ve sung through your spontaneous worship moment!


That’s it for today friends.


See y’all next week 🙌🏼




Whenever you’re ready, there are 2 ways I can help you...

1. Join the Fall Songwriter Zoom Group.  Starting in early October about 12 of us will meet weekly on Zoom for 12 weeks, to walk through the process of writing songs- based out of our connection with Jesus.  It's a time-commitment and there is a financial cost.  If you're interested in joining us please email me at [email protected]

2. Join other subscribers who receive one actionable tip for leading connection-based worship each Wednesday morning through The Worship Leading Letter.

Connection based worship leading.

Every Wednesday morning you’ll get 1 actionable tip to help you lead deeper worship out of your connection with Jesus.

I will never sell your information, for any reason.