Cultivating Worshipful Youth

Articles and resources on the importance of worship for youth.

Articles and Research (click to view)

What is Worship?, Fred Bittner

What Does it Mean to ‘Worship’ as a Christian?,  Sarah Hartland

6 Essential Reasons Why Worship Matters, Philip Wagner

All Things New: The Role of Worship in Youth Ministry,  Brandon Metcalf

Worship Spaces (click to view)

Worship Wars: Traditional vs. Contemporary Worship, www.ngumc.org

Designing Worship Spaces with Millennials in Mind, www.barna.com

Effective Student Spaces: 3 Tried-and-True Design Elements, www.churchexecutive.com

Music (click to view)

The Theology and Place of Music in Worship, www.rca.org

Different Types of Christian Music: A Look at the Genres,

https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com

https://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/

https://www.worshipchords.net/

https://www.guitarmann.com/articles/christianguitarchords

https://hymnary.org/browse/popular

How to Choose Worship Songs: 25 Ways to Pick Good Songs for Your Church, Tim Lucas

Worship Leaders and Pastors: Song Recommendations for Youth Groups, Bob Kauflin

Worship Songs for Youth Groups, Jennifer Betts

Preaching and Testimony (click to view)

Why Youth Need to Be Regularly Leading Worship NOW, James DeBoer, Eric Mathis, Bruce Benedict, Joan Huyser-Honig

They’re Just Not That Into You: Overcoming Teenagers’ Bible-Reading Hurdles, www.youthministry.com

Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Youth Sermons, Rachel Blom

Experiential Prayer and Embodied Worship (click to view)

Embodied Prayer, www.beliefnet.com

Exploring the Role of Embodiment in Worship, www.fullerstudio.fuller.edu

Bodies and Liturgy, ms.augsburgfortress.org

Spirit People and Embodied Worship, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship


Cultivating Worshipful Youth Training Module (click to view)