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How Can We Keep From Singing Your Praise?

How Can We Keep From Singing Your Praise?

Attention WELS and ELS Churches Using Contemporary Music!

I would like to create a database of churches in our fellowship that are currently using contemporary music.  As this list grows, we can use it to contact one another for help, for prayers, for resources, or just to have someone to talk to that share your beliefs.

I am calling this project “How Can We Keep from Singing Your Praise?”  Because…

God has put a new song into our hearts!
We can respond to the Gospel with a new song!
We are kindred Spirits!
God blesses Unity!
We see the same truth!
We sing the same truth!
How can we keep from singing your praise?

Recently, a WELS worship leader in TX asked me who else was doing contemporary worship in the WELS besides me.  I knew of only a handful of churches and none near TX.  How pathetic is that?  Hence the need for this list.

Please consider adding your name to the list and also feel free to pass the link to other WELS/ELS churches that you know are using contemporary music.

If you need a definition for using contemporary music and worship I would try this test out. Have you used the Getty and Townend song titled “In Christ Alone” and accompanied it with anything other than an organ (as in piano and guitar)?  Have you heard of Chris Tomlin? Have you hosted the Branches Band at your church?  If you’ve answered “yes” to all these questions, then go ahead, be bold and sign up. Oh you can just go ahead and sign if only one of these are true and you want to belong to this group because we are not exclusive!

You can add your contact information at the following link:


Thank you and may God continue to bless your music ministries!

PS – This list of contact information will be kept private and will only be shared with those people who sign-up.

WELS and ELS Worship Poll

WELS  and ELS Worship Polls

Please WELS, ELS & CELC Lutheran responders only.  The following polling answers are listed in increasing order of being “contemporary” in your worship musical offerings.  Please check only one.  All responses are anonymous.

To what extent, if any, are you using contemporary music?  Let’s define contemporary music as being written in the last 20 years.

Now, note your numbered response from the above poll and click on the phrase “take our survey!”  button below to answer one more important question.

Take Our Survey!

When you are done, click the “FINISH SURVEY” button.  I’ll post the results at a future date, or, you can check back yourself.

Please consider sending this to your WELS friends so that we can get as many responses as possible.  Here’s  a quick link to email to a friend:


Thank you for your time in completing this short survey and may our Synods be blessed by the results.