If you're going to start, you might want to start simpler... I started on hymns and worship songs and formed a bunch of bad habits with my picking hand that took a while to get rid of, and my lead ability was non existent. I think if you learn lead lines in conjunction with chords, you develop a better sense of note placement and coordination. And then we get to singing and playing at the same time. Work up in the right order, or you'll get discouraged. I started by writing songs on piano and finding that I wasn't good enough to play them on guitar yet. Can be pretty depressing, but I was a kid so I was ok. But if you have easily shattered pride, you shouldn't try to rush.
Simple songs like old Delirious stuff. I could sing of your love forever is pretty simple in G. Pretty well known, but old school enough. here's a good chord sheet:http://www.tabslyricschords.com/MostlyChristian/I%20Could%20Sing%20of%20Your%20Love%20Forever.TXT
Delirious, Matt Redman stuff, Tim Hughes, that sort of British worship sound is simple, but very powerful lyrics if you sing to them.
Some Hymns can get tricky with Chords. Don't get into Barre chords and 7ths, 6ths, and 9ths, Aug, Dim, Add9 etc. until after you get a firm foundation of basic chords, G, D, Em, C, F, Am, E, A and so on. Hymns, especially ones like How great thou art have plenty of tricky chords and changes if you play it properly. Although it seems you're playing recreationally, so you can leave out some chords, and you don't have to learn scales if you don't want to. Only if you want to be really good and flashy. But slowly. My lead guitarist can shred Van Halen like nothing, but can't keep a rhythm and can't use it in a song context well, so you realize that flashy stuff is useless if you don't have foundation.
Unless you have a super musical background, take it at the right pace and build fundamentals carefully, but work hard at it. And if you're playing for the Lord, then there's really no better reason to play.
Hope I helped a little bit, and have fun with it.