This article is part of the Family Faith Formation Toolkit - a collection of resources for equipping ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.
In the following links you’ll find creative resources and practices around music to use both in community and at home. These ideas can be seamlessly woven into existing church programs and into family life.
Music: In Community and At Home
Have you ever watched the faces of children when they hear a song familiar to them being sung in worship? Including songs that are singable and familiar to the youngest members of God’s family gathered in community is another way to say “you belong.”
Check out these songs for use in community and/or to share with families to use at home.
If your church uses the Dwell children’s ministry curriculum, encourage parents to order the two DwellSongs CDs to play at home.
The Sing with Me children’s songbook includes nearly 250 songs for children and covers major biblical stories and themes using a wide variety of musical styles. It’s a treasure for church school, children's choirs, congregational worship, and families alike. Also awesome: the Sing with Me Leader’s Edition, which includes background information on songs, actions, and signing.
It’s easier to memorize Scripture when you’re singing it. Seeds Family Worship turns Bible verses into kid-friendly songs.
Sing with the World provides families with a selection of 24 global songs to sing.
If you’re part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you have questions about how to equip ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers would love to talk with you about ideas and strategies.