As children’s ministry leaders, we wear a lot of hats. Goldfish-buyer, chaos-wrangler, volunteer coordinator, family-supporter, and so much more. Worship leader may even be one of the roles you play, and it may even be one of the roles you feel least confident about (that was me for sure!).
That’s why I’m so excited to share about a new book from Dove-award-winning kids worship leader, Yancy. Sweet Sound is all about the power of discipling kids in worship, and it’s one that every children’s ministry leader (or any worship leader, really) needs to read.
One of the things I loved about the book was how the first part shared a theology of worship and the second part was super practical. The first part of the book focuses on the life of David and the lessons we learn about worship from him. It was a theological explanation of worship (what it is, what it looks like, etc.) that all ages and leaders can learn from. The second half had ideas and details like how to introduce a new song, building a worship set, and whether or not to include motions. Sweet Sound is the perfect combination of theology and practicality.
One idea woven throughout the entire book was that we aren’t just leading kids in worship; we’re developing them to be adult worshipers too. So if we want to see a room of adults freely praising Jesus in song, we can’t wait until they are adults to encourage that kind of worship. It has to start when they are young so we can develop their palates for it. “What you do isn’t just about Sunday. It’s about their future.”
I’m going to be honest: This book took me longer to read than most because of its richness and depth. I had to spend time marinating on some of the thoughts and ideas or go back and re-read certain chapters. But it’s a book that has forever changed the way I think about and go about leading worship with kids.
**This giveaway is now closed.**
Would you like to win a copy of this must-read book for children’s ministry leaders? Here’s how to enter to win:
1) Follow @yancynotnancy and @deeperkidmin on Instagram.
2) Leave a comment on this Instagram giveaway post and answer this question: What is your favorite worship song to sing/lead with kids right now? Bonus entries: Tag a kidmin leader or friend who needs to know about this awesome new resource! Every friend tagged counts as a separate entry.
3) The giveaway will close at 7PM EST on Friday, May 6, and we’ll announce the winner on Saturday, May 7 by 8PM EST!
Note: This giveaway is sponsored by the author and is open to US residents ages 18+ with a physical street address. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
Don’t want to wait for the giveaway? Order your own copy of the book here.