You can find a lot of music tabs and or chords on line. There are sights dedicated to Christian Music as well. There are also some pay sights that are realitively cheap to sign up for. Maybe your church could swing that, one sight in paticular will cover you for any copyright problems.
We have a google docs sight where we post the set list and chords each for each week. We also decided to pick 30 songs and learn those really well. Now we are adding new songs and songs that we have written ourselves.
If you can get the key and/or chords your band is playing, you can play a recording of the song and play a long. A lot of churches are happy if you just play the root note of the chord and keep good time. Practice with a metronome really helps. If the band is playing a minor chord try playing a flatted third instead of the root note. We are bass players and a lot of bands appreciate it if we can just work with the drummer and make everyone else sound good. You don't have to play amazing runs or solos to be a good bass player.
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