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God Made Me for Worship (a part of the God Made Me series) by Jared Kennedy helps children understand the complexity of a Christian worship gathering by using the vision of Isaiah 6. This beautifully illustrated children’s book celebrates how God reveals himself to his people in the movements of worship.
Sitting in a worship service for any young child can be a difficult experience. One minute everyone is singing loudly, the next everyone is sitting and listening quietly (without talking!). Sometimes the adults know something that should be said out loud, like, “Thanks be to God!” How did they know what to say? How do people know when to talk to one another and shake hands?
God Made Me for Worship focuses on teaching kids about the key liturgical movements in a worship gathering, including the call to worship, praise and adoration, confession, assurance and passing the peace, ministry of the Word and sacraments, and benediction and sending.
Kennedy guides parents to help their kids understand why we’re intentional about worship, encouraging them to engage—not just to manage behavior during a worship gathering, but to invite kids to respond to God along with the whole church body.
Through the pandemic, we have sought to keep our four year old engaged with church ‘at home’ by reading lots of Christian books for kids. This book has been one of my favourites, because it has helped remind our son of what church is meant to be like, even if he couldn’t remember the details all that well. With bright illustrations and accessible language, this book follows a Sunday School class as they explore the different bits of a typical church service, and why we do them. Your church may not do every part of worship the book describes, but you will do something else for the same purpose. This book offers a delightful chance for adults and children alike to remind ourselves of the Biblical foundations of our worship, and helpfully uses Isaiah 6 as a key text for this. There are also really useful prompt questions to encourage our kids to reflect on what they did during church that week. Hopefully as we return to church that is more normal, at least for now, this book can encourage the children in your house, or congregation, to get excited about church all over again. And not just because they get to see their friends!
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