Joy seems to come naturally to children. Channel all that youthful exuberance into worshiping the Lord! Designed for Kindergarten through Third grade, 13 lessons based on Scripture include activities, games, drama, role-play, reproducibles, and music that highlight each worship theme. Take-home sheets explaining the lessons help parents encourage kids to put the concepts into practice. 112 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Worship the Lord with Gladness: Gods Children in Worship is designed to teach children about worship. Each lesson is based upon a scripture verse or passage that the children would examine in detail. Activities, games, drama, role-play, reproducibles, and music are incorporated into the lessons. Each lesson provides an opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned. In addition, there are take-home sheet explaining the lesson and providing parents ideas for reinforcing the lesson at home.
Each of the thirteen lessons contains:
• Bible Praise Notes: Children examine the scripture for the day.
• Learn to Worship: Activities, games, drama, role play, reproducible and music that help the children learn about the worship theme for the day.
• We Worship God: Children put into practice what they have learned.
• My Family Helps Me Worship: Take-home ideas for worship in the home and reinforcing the lesson.
Rev. Dr. Rita Hays, an ordained deacon in the Tennessee Conference, is Associate Pastor for Children, Visitation, Education, and Family Ministries at Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. She has served in the local church in the area of Christian Education for over twenty-five years and has led numerous workshops on the district, conference, and national levels for The United Methodist Church. Hays also serves as an adjunct professor at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. Dr. Hays is the author of The Childrens Minister and The Most Important Space in the Church: The Nursery, both published by Discipleship Resources, and All in the Family: Faith Issues for Families Facing Addiction, published by WestBow Press.