Four Tips For Leading VBS Worship

Four Tips For Leading VBS Worship

by Yancy Richmond With many great summer outreaches on the horizon—like VBS, camps and more—we want to help you use music effectively. Music is a tool for you to connect with kids. It also reinforces the teachings and lessons they are learning and will help what they learn stick and last a lifetime. Here are a few things you can do to help the music and worship times at your VBS come alive after you press “Play.” Be prepared. I’ve been around church world enough to know how much... Read More
What Song Was That?

What Song Was That?

Many of you have asked! Here’s the music of OC15: SESSION 1 Artist CD Title Man in the Mirror Parody Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson Dance Like Nobody’s Watchin’ Chrystina Fincher Walk This Way Brighter Candi Pearson-Shelton Walk This Way Alive Hillsong Young and Free We Are Young and Free Stayin’ Alive piece Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Forever Young Rod Stewart The Definitive Rod Stewart I Want to Know What Love Is David Phelps The Voice Worship Sons... Read More
Three Sounds That Lead To A Great Christmas In Your House

Three Sounds That Lead To A Great Christmas In Your House

by Greg Payne Christmas—it’s a time of peace. It’s a time when all mankind seems to pause and bring out their best. It’s also a time when my family can turn on each other like Rottweilers fighting over a piece of bacon. This year, I’m going to try and remember three key sounds that help me have a great Christmas. I think if you listen past the sleigh bells you may hear them too. SOUNDS OF YOUR KIDS This is the best. For me, the sound of my home when my kids are there makes me feel like I can... Read More
Can Preschoolers Really Worship?

Can Preschoolers Really Worship?

by Jenna Kuykendall I’ve always known that the answer is YES but deep down inside, after writing songs, creating choreography, and planning large groups for preschoolers, I’ve found myself still asking this question. I’ve also asked: “Is my preparation even worth it? Do they even hear or understand what I’m saying?” As I’ve taken the time to get to know the kids in my ministry, and after 14 years of children’s worship ministry, I’ve learned that the answer is a complex YES! Jesus said, “Let... Read More
What Mistakes Can Teach Us

What Mistakes Can Teach Us

by Yancy Richmond Have you ever made a mistake? I know, I know. I’ll rephrase the question: When was the last time you made a mistake? I have made many mistakes over the years, on stage and off. The issue isn’t whether you make mistakes or don’t make mistakes, rather it’s how you respond to those mistakes. I’ll give you a couple of examples. A number of years ago, I was leading worship for our student ministry. We were singing a new song that night, and when it came time to start singing I... Read More