249. The Junk Drawer - helping children to worship God in a new way


Worshipping God is more than singing songs

What a strange combination in this title! Is it really possible to combine the word 'junk' with worshipping God? In this specific case I think you can!

What is worship?  Very often when we take a hard look at our children's ministry we have to come to the conclusion that  the only way that we teach children to worship God is through singing. 'Worship equals singing' and 'singing equals worship'

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But what do you do when you have some boys (or even girls) in your Sunday school, kids ministry, kids club, etc who don't like singing? Who even refuse to sing? Who will boycot any attempt to singing by making jokes, funny movements or funny sounds?

Yes, this has all happened to me in the past! Can we help these children or teenagers to worship even though they won't sing?

I think we can...

Setting:

Children's Sunday School, children's ministry, children's work, children's moment in church, Messy church, school assemblies, RE lessons, youth work, youth group. teenagers, small churches

Scripture reference:

Isaiah 25:1, Exodus 23:25, Psalm 150:6, Acts 16:25, John 4:24, Psalm 103:1,1 Chronicles, 16:34, Psalm 63:1, Psalm 71:8, Habakkuk 3:17-18, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Psalm 68:4-5, 2 Samuel 7:22, Romans 11:36, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Romans 14:11, Psalm 42:11, Psalm 105:1, Psalm 143:6, 1 Samuel 2:2, Psalm 66:17, Psalm 16:2, James 3:10, Daniel 4:37, Psalm 95:6, Ephesians 3:20-21, Revelation 5:13, Psalm 116:1-2, Psalm 19:1, Psalm 108:3, Psalm 28:7, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Psalm 31:3, Psalm 145, Matthew 5:15-16, Psalm 13:5-6, Psalm 119:7, Psalm 63:3-4, Psalm 24:10, Philippians 4:20, Psalm 71:23, Acts 2:21, Psalm 42:8, Isaiah 12:4, Psalm 73:25, Psalm 115:1, 2 Peter 3:18, Psalm 34:1, Daniel 2:23, Romans 15:7, Matthew 21:9, Luke 2:20, Romans 10:13, Psalm 108:5, Psalm 68:19, Psalm 145:1, Job 1:20-21, Colossians 3:16, Acts 13:2, 1 Timothy 2:9-10, Psalm 9:1, Psalm 79:9, 2 Timothy 4:18, Luke 2:14,

Tags: Sunday School ideas, Messy Church, Youth ministry, Youth group lessons, Worship, Small churches