Adult worship music is usually selected by worship leaders, whose whole focus is looking for, choosing, preparing & presenting the worship music each weekend. Let’s call that adult worship gathering what it is; the largest congregation in your church.
Let’s call the kids ministry what it really is: the second largest congregation in your church. How can the kids ministry leader (who, by the way, wears ALL the hats), choose, prepare & present quality worship music for that “congregation”? Your kids ministry congregation includes young believers and “soon-to-be” believers that, just like grown-ups, are commanded to love and worship God with their mind, soul and body. Worship flows from the beginnings of faith in God. The difference for your congregation is that they are kids, with all the energy of every other kid, all over the world – just like God made them.
At God’s Kids Worship, we create music that is used in thousands of kids ministries all over the world. Over the course of a few blog posts, I’m going to show you how we select, prepare, and present music, to help you do that for your “congregation.”
Doing real worship for kids is within the reach of everyone, and kids can worship. This is really important: God doesn’t make something that is so fundamental so hard that it can’t be done by everyone, everywhere. Really.
Watch for more on this. We’re in the middle of producing a new batch of music, and I’m inviting you to come inside and join our leaders, writers, musicians, and kids. Watch, learn, and rejoice. Feel free to comment and question as we go.
Bob Singleton, President, God’s Kids Worship; worship ministry leader, Grammy & Dove nominated kids music producer & composer.
Best comment received on this blog:
I love the music I’ve seen here. I’m worship leader in my church’s preschool ministry. I love leading lively worship that the children enjoy~as long as the songs and movements aren’t distracting from actual worship. I have a difficult time understanding how singing “cluck, cluck, cluck” and acting like a chicken in a song that isN’T about God creating animals, draws children in to worshiping God. I wasn’t the only person wondering about this particular song. One of the 4 year olds asked me why we were acting like chickens during worship time the 1 and only time I did that song.