about the center
for congregational song

The Center for Congregational Song is the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing. We are ecumenical, which means we work with folk from a variety of traditions and denominations to build deep and meaningful conversation, create useful resources, and help practitioners, poets, and composers build their skills.

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Introduction Video

Hear from our director and some of our early supporters on what makes The Center for Congregational Song so special.

Connecting you to resources, creating meaningful conversation,

and supporting hymn/song-writers.

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Our upcoming events

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Joslyn Henderson on a presentation three of the most influential black musicians in the history of American hymnody. Biographical information as well as examples of their influence and current repertoire will be covered. Date: Monday, January 25th, 2021 Time: 3PM Eastern (60 to 90 minutes) Location: Zoom

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador TWes Moore for a presentation on the importance of researching the history and context of the songs your congregation sings. How do you do that research? How and why do you share information about a song’s context with the congregation? Date: Monday, February 22nd, 2021 Time: 3PM

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Joshua Zentner-Barrett for a presentation on the songs that make us as leaders uncomfortable. How does leading in ways that bring us out of our own comfort zones improve our own musicianship and the congregation’s discipleship? How do we overcome the discomfort and dig into new ways

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Jonathan Hehn for a presentation on some best practices for both sides of an interview. What should musicians know as they begin to interview for church musician and/or worship leader positions? What should pastors and personnel committee members be asking in these interviews? Date: Monday, April 26th,

Our Recent News


Free Christmas Resource Now Available

The Center for Congregational Song, in collaboration with Worship Design Studios and Marcia McFee, has just released a free...

October 12, 2020

Free Webinar Series Announced

**For Immediate Release**   Free Webinar Series   The Center for Congregational Song Ambassadors will be offering a free...

September 08, 2020

Our Blog


When the Mountaintop Experience Isn’t Enough

Blogger David Bjorlin is a worship pastor at Resurrection Covenant Church (Chicago), a lecturer in worship at North Park...

October 26, 2020

Worship & Anti-Racism: A Beginner’s Resource List

Blogger Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song.   The Original Post On September 25th,...

October 15, 2020