If this is a new idea for you, begin immediately!
The art of family worship is really quite simple. It is
- As simple or as complex as you wish to make it
- It can be once a week, twice a month, whatever suits your family
- Usually the Mom who takes the lead
10 Practical Pointers for Family Worship by Mike Burn
- Use a variety of songs.
- Avoid saying that family worship is “ especially for the children
- If you are going to use action songs, explain why we do them. Never force anyone to join (especially teenagers), ask them to help teach the action songs.
- When younger children are involved, make sure they are part of the experience.
- Be enthusiastic about family worship!
- Be visual in family worship where you can and don’t just talk and sing, but use dance, visual illustrations, or anything with movement.
- Use contributions from as many different ages as you can.
- Be practical about the length of time that children can concentrate.
9. Once in a while, ask for feedback.
10. Persevere with family worship. Where there is unity, God commands the blessing!
Be sure to go to Mike’s website: http://www.familyworship.org.uk/authors/mike
(This article is taken from the introduction to the songbook for Family Worship 3 – Fire & Rain.)
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