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

Ambassadors Program – Nebraska Wesleyan

January 26, 2019 5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln,NE68504United States

Join two of our Ambassadors, Joslyn Henderson and Jonathan Hehn, as they teach a free workshop on church music. The sessions are designed for the students of the Nebraska Wesleyan, however it is free and open to the public. Come sing and learn with us!     More details to come soon.  

A Cappella Sunday

March 10, 2019 NCUnited States

Click Here For The 2019 A Cappella Resource Guide What: A Cappella Sunday is when worshiping communities across the United States commit to singing a cappella in their Sunday morning worship service. For communities where this is a new concept, it could just be one hymn, but for communities that are more comfortable singing unaccompanied,

Writing the Church’s Song – Hymn Writing Retreat

April 25, 2019 4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas,TX75214United States

CLICK HERE REGISTER Invitation After the busy season of Lent and all the blessings and hard work that Holy Week brings with it, time away to rest, reflect, and re-inspire is important. Writing the Church’s Song is a 3-day writing retreat for beginner and intermediate hymn writers. Two top-class clinicians will be provided, one focusing

Our Recent News

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When Secular Is Sacred

Author – Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song When the “other” sings the Gospel...

December 03, 2018
icon Lessons and Carols, Ginny Chilton Maxwell, The Center for Congregational Song, Centered in Song, Blog

Lessons and Carols for the Small Congregation

Author – Ginny Chilton Maxwell is Music Minister at Church of the Ascension in Norfolk, Virginia, where she serves...

November 13, 2018

Search for New Hymns/Songs

Singing Welcome II: Hymns and Songs of Hospitality to Refugees and Immigrants In May, 2017, The Hymn Society in...

November 13, 2018
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Interview with Taize Brother Jean Marie

Introduction This episode is with Taize Brother Jean Marie, who is one of the community’s lead musicians. The Taizé...

November 08, 2018