THE INSTITUTE FOR YOUTH MINISTRY

Lesson 1: Should we sing or do worship in youth group?

First things first. The word “worship” can mean many things.

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Lesson 2: How can we make music part of youth ministry?

Start with what you have. Or, better yet, start with who is there.

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Lesson 3: How can we make worship meaningful?

A few years ago, I was practicing a new song with the seven teens who made up our worship band. The guitarists couldn’t stay in rhythm and the vocalists were off pitch.

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Lesson 4: How can we get young people involved in leading worship?

I was fifteen when I first preached at Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church. Pastor Jeff gladly agreed to lend me the pulpit when I asked. He walked me through his process of reading scripture, his thoughts on writing, and even his method for selecting hymns. He put the entire service into my hands and gave me several weeks to prepare. I was very nervous.

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