About a month ago I made a questionnaire to help me prepare for presenting at this summer’s Alleluia Conference at Baylor. I wanted to ask friends and acquaintances questions about what new songs they are singing and what technology they use for worship.
The response was outstanding! I emailed the survey to several friends who filled it out. I also got responses from Twitter, the Facebook Group “The Baptist Review,” and the Facebook Group “Liturgy Fellowship.” In the end I received 36 responses from churches in at least 10 different states, Canada, and Scotland. WAY COOL! So this is by no means an authoritative research study. The responses simply represent some of my real life friends and online peeps.
Here is the spreadsheet that includes all responses to all questions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i_UsTayp1AJATKkbWSj6AuZM5RRpbUADvcn825BBIJc/edit?usp=sharing
Here’s some overview analysis of the questionnaire:
1. Songs Written Since 2015 Sung By the Most Churches (in descending order) *The first two songs had 10 churches, and the final ones at the bottom had at least 2 churches
O Praise the Name (Anastasis) -Hillsong
Living Hope -Phil Wickham
His Mercy is More -Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
What a Beautiful Name -Hillsong
Build My Life -Patt Barrett/Housefires/Passion
Death Was Arrested -North Point InsideOut
O Come To the Altar -Elevation Worship
The lion and the lamb -Bethel/Leeland Mooring
Who You Say I Am -Hillsong
No Longer Slaves -Bethel
Christ is Mine Forevermore -City Alight
Is He Worthy? -Andrew Peterson
O Lord, My Rock and My Redeemer -Sovereign Grace Worship
Do It Again -Elevation Worship
King of My Heart -John Mark McMillan/Bethel
Resurrecting -Elevation Worship
He Will Hold Me Fast -Matt Merker/Gettys
Only a Holy God -City Alight
Reckless Love -Bethel/Cory Asbury
All Glory Be to Christ -Dustin Kensrue
Facing a Task Unfinished -Keith & Kristyn Getty
Come Behold the Wondrdous Mystery -Matt Boswell,Matt Papa,Michael Bleeker
This is Our God -Sovereign Grace Worship
Grace -City Alight
My Victory -Crowder
Rejoice -Dustin Kensrue
Jesus is Alive -City Alight
2. Presentation Software
23 churches use ProPresenter, followed by three that use Media Shout, three that use Easy Worship, and two that use Proclaim. My own church uses Proclaim. I have used ProPresenter in the past as well. I find both to be really good.
3. Worship Planning Software
27 out of 36 churches use Planning Center Online to plan worship.
4. In-Ear Monitors
17 Churches that responded use in-ear monitors. The most popular options were the Aviom system (7 ) and the Behringer (6) in-ear monitors that work with the Behringer X32 sound board.