Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

Contemporary worship music shapes the way evangelical Christians understand worship itself. Author Monique M. Ingalls argues that participatory worship music performances have brought into being new religious social constellations, or “modes of congregating”. Through exploration of five of these modes–concert, conference, church, public, and networked congregations–Singing the Congregation reinvigorates the analytic categories of “congregation” and “congregational music.”