In their third conversation about worship Kevin Twit, Isaac Wardell, and Mike Cosper discuss the dangers of idolizing youth culture in worship. It’s incredibly helpful to think of worship music as a family event. When we sing songs at my home, everyone gets involved. My wife sways as she sings sweetly to my guitar. My six year old and four year old pick up instruments and play with me. My two year old prances around and sings out of key.
Last Sunday during our “Song of Praise,” which comes after we hear a Bible reading assembling us to worship our Creator and Redeemer, my six year old and four year old were singing with interspersed lip syncing while my two year old occasionally sang single words that she recognized. In the back, one of our three year old members was standing up with an arm raised into the air. All this is happened to music played beautifully without overwhelming or drowning us out. It was a beautiful picture of the family of God enjoying Him together.
Our worship has never been mistaken for being “cool.” In many ways I believe this make us more, not less, relevant and accessible.