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 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


Accompaniment Tracks for Lent 2021

Introduction We know that planning worship during the global pandemic has not been easy. With all of the added...

January 22, 2021

USCCB Committee On Doctrine Publishes Hymnology Document

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine recently wrote and distributed a document to their bishops,...

December 27, 2020

Our Blog


Lenten Buried Treasures

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

February 10, 2021

Global Gospel: Gospel Music For Dealing With Hardship – Part I

Guest Blogger Austin-Sinclair Harris is a graduate student from Houston, TX. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance...

December 18, 2020