Preteen Worship Ideas

This is sort of a follow up to my post – Preteens: Seeing God in Creation. In that post, I described a preteen worship idea that I hijacked from my friend, Jim Kast-Keat.

My thinking is to explore ways to stretch the idea of worship beyond just signing a song. Why? For a couple of reasons. First, I can’t seem to recruit a worship team or worship leader and I am not gifted in that area. Second, because worship extends much farther and wider than just singing songs. I’m exploring ways for preteens to engage in interactive worship experiences.

This is a new world for me. I asked my friend Sean Sweet, who hosts the Preteen Leaders Conference, if he could share an idea.

Here’s what Sean said:

I played the first 2 and a half minutes of part of the video that Jim used – – as an example for the preteens, and then played a song for them to reflect and create in the same way on paper. I used House of God, Forever by Jon Foreman and had the words on the screen. They created some pretty cool stuff – some using words and some using pictures, but all reflecting on the idea in the song.

I love that idea so much that I’m going to use it this Wednesday night.  Good stuff!

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Over twelve years ago Nick Diliberto lauched a preteen ministry with a handful of volunteers and about 25 kids. Over the years it grew to over 100 kids and has impacted hundreds of young people's lives. Nick is the driving force behind, Children's Director at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, workshop speaker and author of an ongoing preteen column in Children's Ministry Magazine.