You just found the perfect song to sing next month. It has a nice melody and the text ties in perfectly with the Scripture reading of the day and the sermon topic.
But, it's unfamiliar to the congregation.
And your congregation is particularly resistant to singing anything new, especially something not in the hymnal.
What's a music director to do?
How do you go about introducing a new hymn or song to your congregation? How do you teach it in a way that's meaningful and memorable (so they'll remember it next time you sing it)?