Hebrews 10:25 is a very prescriptive verse in scripture. Paul gives the church a charge to “not forsake the gathering of the saints.” The interesting thing to note about this verse is that it doesn’t say “adult saints.” In other words, there is an expectation that all believers participate in a regular gatherings, regardless of age.
Does your church give kids the opportunity to gather with their peers in an environment that resembles the one that adults experience? Do they get to sing kid-songs? Do they get to listen to a kid-oriented communicator? If they attend worship services with parents, are the services planned with any consideration of kids?
In this podcast, you’ll hear us discuss:
- The general definition of corporate worship & why churches should provide the opportunity for kids to do it
- The individual components of a corporate worship service for kids
- How to craft a worship service and when you can fit it into your ministry schedule
- Overcoming the challenges that come with pulling off a large-group experience for kids
LifeWay Kid’s three primary curriculum lines all have a large-group worship component. Worship For Life, which goes with Bible Studies for Life, is also designed as a stand-alone large-group worship experience.
Jeffrey Reed serves as a Kids Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Kids. He came to LifeWay with a wide variety of ministry experiences including worship leader, director of children’s ministry, and executive leadership in several growing congregations. He, his wife Katherine, and their four kids attend The Church at Spring Hill.