The Young Children and Worship workshop will:
Show you how to lead and administer this unique adventure in worship with children, ages three to seven, and up to sixth grade.
Show you how to prepare a special worship environment, where both children and adults sense the awe and wonder of God.
Teach you how to tell the biblical stories and parables, using wooden figures and other materials.
Invite you into the joy of worshiping with Children.
Here is the typical schedule for a two-day training event:
Friday: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday Continued
6:00 Registration and Welcome 10:15 Break6:15 Children and Worship: The 10:30 The Church Year – How it Fits
Experience Story: “The Light” 11:00 How do you get ready to be in the
7:00 What did you just see and where Worship Center?
did it come from…? Young -Preparation of the Worship Leaders
Children and Worship Welcome -How to Present Stories and Parables
and Overview -Demonstration: “Abram and Sarai”
7:30 Break -Practice
7:45 The order of what you just 12:00 Lunch
experienced: A Worship Approach 1:00 I Wonder How to Wonder: Wondering
to the Spiritual Formation of and Response
Children -Story: “Pentecost”
8:15 Your Turn 2:00 The Worship Center Environment:
8:45 Worship Story: “Parable of the Good How the worship center is set up and
9:00 Go In Peace -Differences: parables, liturgical
stories, and narratives
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 2:30 Story: “Jesus and the Children”
3:00 Your Turn
9:00 Welcome and Worship Story: -Time for Q & A
“Creation” -Explore Worship Center
9:30 How do you help the children get -Exchange Emails and Information
ready to be with God? 4:00 Go in Peace
Demonstration and explanation
of the Worship Approach