Kids & Praise & Worship
What is praise & worship? Can children engage in it? If so, how? Kids love to express themselves. The younger the child, the closer they seem to be to the land of no fear. Expressions of worship found in Psalms seem to come naturally; we just need to find ways to draw it out. Let's explore some of the following... Engaging your audience. Leading with respect. Allowing encounter. Having fun in worship. Living what we lead.
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What is Praise & Worship?
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“Come, let’s shout praises to GOD, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us! Let’s march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns!” Psalm 95:1-2 MSG
What is Worship? adoration, love, reverence, respect, devotion, adulation, veneration
We can’t lead what we don’t know.
Somehow, we have made worship in the church to be music. What a loss. Worship is much more than the music we play. OK. So, why is music so important!
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~Ludwig van Beethoven
There’s more to music than what meets the eye. Music gets our attention, touches the soul, and makes us want to move… literally
Engaging your Audience
How do we engage children?
Pray beforehand for God to prepare the children’s hearts to receive.
Leading with Respect
Show them that you believe in them.
Allow for Encounter
Fun in Worship
Living what we Lead
Be Authentic / Be Real
Be Strategic with Songs
Kid’s go home singing what we teach them.
Develop a song list.
Song lists should include: