Sing a New SongThis practice explores how God’s people use song in moments of liberation, tribulation, and transformation to witness God’s new creation being revealed in their midst. Music makes space for God’s holy mystery. Songs and hymns remain with us throughout a life of discipleship, as music reinforces memory and inspires in ways words cannot. Even if singing is not one’s chosen form of self-expression, there is a song for nearly every mood, circumstance, situation, and opportunity. Throughout our lives, singing not only entertains and comforts us, but serves as creative expression and connection without the need of any instruments, printed scores, devices, or particular equipment. The theme of singing a new song connects with the proclamation of God’s saving work in Scripture. We sing new songs because God is doing new things in our lives and in the world.
Youth Leader's Guide
This leader’s guide is for youth ages 11–18. It contains helpful information for the leader, including information about leading youth, background information about the practice, a note about supplies, and other helpful information for each session. There are symbols for each activity within the session that allow a leader to see at a glance the type of activity and customize each session for their group of youth. Our youth leader guide activity symbols assist the leader in accommodating both concrete- and abstract-thinking youth. Each session includes resource pages that may be copied, printed, or sent out electronically to participants. There are other helpful pieces for youth in the Congregational Guide.
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Series Description Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living is a thirty-six-unit curriculum based on practices Jesus did and taught us to do as faithful followers. Written for people of all ages who wish to live out their faith, this new curriculum examines where these practices are found in the Bible and how they have been used in Christian faith then and now.
To learn more about the curriculum and view a sample of each component, visit our Follow Me webpage or watch the Follow Me trailer on our YouTube channel.