Accepted Christ at a youth outreach over 20 years ago. While I've called many churches "home" over the years and in different countries, worship has been a constant companion - in my personal walk and as ministry opportunities arise. I'm blessed to have met many friends through worship who've supported each other through school, work, relocation(s), weddings, and beyond.
Depends on the situation. Lately, I've been quite interested in the link between worship and social justice. Generally for corporate worship, I'd choose songs that are contextual, with gospel-centered lyrics and catchy yet simple tunes. Hymns and popular refrains can be particularly powerful too.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Jeremiah 29:11-13 - God has plans for us
Psalm 139:13-14 - i am fearfully and wonderfully made
Luke 17:6 - faith like a mustard seed
Romans 12:1-2 - as living sacrifices, do not conform but be transformed
2 Corinthians 4:7-9 - we have this treasure in jars of clay
Philippians 4:6-7 - do not be anxious!