The youth group that im currently envolved in will not not worship with the music in will not worship at all. Its not the music because they love the music they just wont step out of their confort…Continue
We had the same problem, years ago.
This is how we solved it.
Get them to move to free space.
Turn off lights and get some strobes or normal club lights. (creates atmosphere and sad to say ,but todays youth hang out in clubs more than…"
"A similar experience: I grew up in the RCA Reformed Church and in my late teens early twenties started attending a Baptist church with my girlfriend (now wife). I had sunday school discussions at both churches and both pointed the…"
"Greg, you brought to mind what I observed some years ago. When we sang a yoodleboppy praise song, the youth, whom the youth pastored had corralled to sit by the window to the far front (now that I've been in the public school, I see this…"
"Perhaps the wrong place for this, but in reviewing the thread, and some other posts that discuss worship activities, some of you have expectations for your worship times that I've rarely seen in practice with adults, much less teens. If they…"
"What ever happened to the teenager who didn't care if he/she fit in? There were tons of us artsy-craftsies in the 60's that wouldn't wear sweatbands or bellbottoms or tiny-lens glasses, but we were just ourselves, and had no…"
"This is a good read on youth ministry and the young men in it...
Be sure and check out part two as well... Young men aren't necessarily drawn to long bouts of worship whereas some girls may be more inclined to enter in... I lead worship for 3…"
"I carry a Medicare card and I am still discovering parts of me that I am reluctant to discuss.
I just had a performance review, and there were some low marks in some places. I chuckled to myself, then immediately wondered if the…"
What is your operating definition of "worship" (in the context of a youth service)?
What do you look for that indicates worship? Their faces, their movements, their focused attention?
In what ways is it important to…"
"Alot of good ideas already but I would add to these, set a time of teaching on what Worship is, I mean the fulness of it, lifestyle praying singing all that is involved and that singing is just part of it. You say they are kind of a tight knit…"
"Taking them to a large worship event could be a good thing but it depends on the dynamics of the group and the leadership.I don't know these kids so I can't judge their hearts, nor do I want to. That being said, since worship is an…"
"Don't sweat it.
Some people don't access/partake of music like us musicians do. Some folk get a lot from listening to worship music, but have a panic attack at the thought of singing along. It's kind of like my reaction to…"
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