What happens when young people lead in worship?

Posted by Suzie Lane at

How often are your church’s young people leading in worship? Always? Sometimes? Never?

When they do lead, how do they lead? Choir? Drama? Handbells?

Worship leadership by children and youth – on a regular basis – nurtures and encourages young people to experience the joy of offering praise and thanksgiving to God, and adds a vitality that energizes the spirit of worship throughout the congregation. Leading in worship develops within young people a deep sense of involvement in and responsibility for congregational worship, and habits of regular, faithful worship attendance. It teaches young persons that offering themselves and their gift of service to God in worship is a basic form of Christian service that leads to other forms of service. And, it’s fun!

How can young people lead in worship? In addition to choir, handbells and drama, try drum circles, liturgical dance, Freeze Frame, sign language, readers theater, God Rods and a host of visual arts. The possibilities are endless!

Do you need resources? We have those! Check out our BRAND NEW Worship Arts Songbook, and our recently released Worship Arts Resources for Children and Youth. And, check out the awesome ideas shared by churches on our LOGOS Ministry Ideas Facebook group.

Do you want to start a Worship Arts ministry? We can help! Check out our Worship Arts workshop, led by our experienced training leaders, and  we’re always happy to answer questions on the phone (877-937-2572) or via e-mail (mailto:info@genonministries.org).


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