Synopses & Reviews
Many children, as adoring fans, can rattle off all the stats and facts and details about their favorite singer or sports star. Wouldn't it be great if they knew that much about God and were as excited about him?
In Teaching Kids Authentic Worship, Kathleen Chapman gives an eye-opening lesson on how worship can spark that kind of enthusiasm. She begins with what it means to truly worship-to focus on God alone. At its core, she says, worship is our recognition of the greatness of God. It is a kind of glue that will effectively lead children into a greater, more permanent love relationship with Jesus.
With a contagious enthusiasm of her own, Chapman moves from the what of worship to the how. She includes fifty-two worship moments that help children-and adults-focus exclusively on God and learn about him. These creative moments take the form of singing, hand movements, dance, crafts, games, writing, drama, and more.
Teaching Kids Authentic Worship is a necessary resource for every Sunday school teacher, children's church leader, and parent who wants to guide children in making God their greatest hero and lifelong friend.
Teaches that worship is not church attendance but a way of life, and offers practical worship advice that will direct children to God for life.
Chapman teaches that worship is not church attendance but a way of life, and offers practical worship advice that will direct children to a lifelong, intimate relationship with God. Includes 52 unique ideas for powerful worship moments.
Most children know all there is to know about their favorite sports star or T.V. character. Wouldn't it be great if they were just as excited about knowing God? They will be, says Kathleen Chapman, when they're shown how to truly worship-to focus on God alone. In this eye-opening book, Chapman shares wisdom and techniques gained during her thirty years in children's ministry. With her fifty-two inspiring worship moments, you can guide children in making God their greatest hero and lifelong friend. "This book is practical, hands on, experiential, and life-changing." Jim Burns, president, YouthBuilders "The definitive book on teaching kids the purpose, meaning, and way of worship. Period" Joey O'Connor, author of the So What?! series for teens "Kathleen has captured the essence of teaching children to worship." Johanna Townsend, president, For Kids Only "This book will equip you to instill in kids a passion and awe for God that will last a lifetime. It will teach you how to develop and deepen your own worship of God too." Tom De Vries, director of church multiplication and revitalization, Reformed Church in America "A treasure for children's ministry programs and families around the world. Now, this is worship!" Dean-o Lies, leader of Dean-o and the Dynamos