Kevin West shares some things he’s learned about teaching and leading kids in worship.
In explaining that worship is not just singing, I don’t want to understate the value of our singing to God. It is a great way to help kids learn about God — his character and love — as well as how to surrender their hearts to Him. Here are a few things I’ve learn from leading kids in worship that may help you:
- Have them give a testimony. Testimonies help tie together the things God has done in our lives to why we worship Him. Having the kids give testimonies and helping to connect the dots with them can help them see why we worship God.
- Find some fun, current songs.
- Find songs that talk about Might, Power, Love. Songs like This Is Amazing Grace (Wickham), Your Love Never Fails (Jesus Culture), Our God (Tomlin), and Whom Shall I Fear (Tomlin) all have subject matter that kids can relate to.
- As a leader, you will probably have to teach kids the difference between being silly and being serious in our expression. This can be a great teaching moment for the kids.