This tip is about creating a playlist of YouTube videos made by others to share music with praise teams and congregations. I wanted to share this idea as something that might be useful to others. We started by creating a YouTube account. Each week, we have a planned song list for worship. We try to finalize this list about 10-12 days ahead of time. Then I search YouTube for the songs that we will be singing and compile them into a playlist.
I've been sharing this playlist each week with our praise team singers and instrumentalists so they can get a feel for a the playlist before arriving for rehearsal on Sunday mornings. I've also shared these links on our church Facebook page, or shared links to a single song if it is a new one that I want to encourage people to hear before we sing it in worship. Our YouTube account is also linked on our church website. Although I haven't deliberately promoted it, this could be a way to introduce people to the style of worship before they visit our church.
Here's a link to our YouTube account if you want to take a look: https://www.youtube.com/user/CrossroadsCRC
One administrative note: it is possible to delegate access to a business/organizational YouTube account so multiple users can access it without sharing a login. I recommend this if multiple people will be making updates to the account.