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.
Adult Leader's Guide
This leader’s guide uses the Adult Reflection Guide to lead a small group study on the practice. This guide contains a summary of the practice and the four (or six) sessions, background information on the Bible study for the session, and any preparation the leader may need to do ahead of the session. There are different options of activities and discussions to choose from throughout the session. Participants are asked to read through the Adult Reflection Guide, if possible, before each session. There are other great resources for adults in the Congregational Guide.
Featured in the Adult Leader’s Guide:
In addition to the material in the Adult Leader’s Guide and the Adult Reflection Guide, there are also free videos that leaders can use as conversation starters for the unit and each session. Visit our YouTube Channel, bit.ly/FMYouTubeGFR, to see the playlist for this unit.
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.