"Children Worship!" offers planned experiences that help children understand what is expected in worship, how to participate, and what our words and actions mean. This thirteen-session worship education resource helps congregations incorporate young children into the worshiping community. Sessions focus on the six actions of worship and cover the following topics: Gathering, Giving Praise and Thanks, Praying, Proclaiming, Responding, and Sending.
This resource, designed for use with children ages five through eight or as an intergenerational experience, includes a planning guide, individual session plans, congregational bulletin inserts, parent letters, and reproducible activity sheets.
Leaders can use "Children Worship!" in a variety of settings. The material includes instruction for sessions that last forty-five minutes to one hour; reproducible bulletin inserts to help congregations know what participants are learning; worship suggestions for use during the time children are involved in the study; sample letters to parents to help the family reinforce each session; and suggestions for a churchwide study on children and worship.