GOD’S KIDS WORSHIP MODERN CD 3-PACK (A Dad in the Middle Review)

Wayne —  June 29, 2010 — 17 Comments

3ModernCDBundleI was recently given the opportunity to review some modern worship CDs put out by God’s Kids Worship®.

God’s Kids Worship® was created by Bob Singleton, a musical award-winning Christian dad as well as Grammy® nominated, and 4 time Dove nominated producer of music for kids. He wanted to make it easy for kids to worship God, and for grown-ups to lead them.

God’s Kids Worship® songs are produced for kids to enjoy singing, and adults to enjoy leading. The songs are sung by kids for kids, match the attention spans of kids, don’t have long introductions or guitar solos, and contain only the best, most singable parts of songs. The award-winning arrangements are all kid-friendly, with an emphasis on energy and fun.

The three CD’s are part of the set of Modern Worship Worship CDs.  The three CDs are:

  • I’ll Praise You
  • I Believe You
  • I’ll Follow You

The CDs are designed to engage kids in and energetic live praise time.  Each CD includes 14 songs including a variety of well known modern worship songs and brand new made-for-kids songs all sung by a group a children.  Now, with a few minor exceptions, when I hear about kids’ worship music sung entirely by kids, I don’t tend to get excited.  Most such music just doesn’t suit my tastes and turns out sounding very cheesy to me.  It is not what I am interested in listening to, and that is not what I want to use in my children’s ministry on Sunday mornings.  These CDs however, are an exception to that rule.  The songs are engaging and fun to listen to and make for a great worship experience.  They are also perfect for parents to listen to with their kids in the car or at home as both are sure to enjoy the music.  In an e-mail exchange with Bob Singleton, he explained to me that he was involved in researching how to get kids to engage in music rather than just listen to it, and the single biggest factor was, “If they hear other kids singing, they will sing along.”  I am grateful that Bob and his team have found a way to accomplish that and still create music which is pleasant to listen to.

Worshipping God through music is a critical part of our relationship with God.  The Bible tells us to:

…be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart [Ephesians 5:18b-19]

These CDs will allow kids to engage in that conversation.  Some of my favorite moments with my kids are within the confines of my truck or van when we  role up the windows, turn up the music and sing and dance with one another.  In children’s ministry, I believe part of what we need to teach kids how to do is to authentically worship their Heavenly Father, and that means a whole lot more then just singing silly songs that they can hear anywhere.  There is nothing wrong with those songs, but worship entails so much more than that, and I think these CDs will help to fill that void.

These CDs include a mixture of well known contemporary Christian songs as well as brand new songs written entirely for kids.  They also include a variety of tempos including everything from slower songs to more upbeat music.  You can get a listing of the specific songs on these three CDs, and listen to excerpts, here: http://www.godskidsworship.com/p-297-gods-kids-worship-modern-cd-3-pack.aspxGod’s Kids Worship® offers a variety of other products including music which is more traditional in style.

Now, here is the exciting news, God’s Kids Worship® has provided me with a free copy of this three CD set to give away to a reader of this blog.  In order to enter, you may do any, or all, of the following [the more you do, the more times you will be entered]:

  1. Tweet the following: “RT @stocksohio is giving away 3 free CDs from God’s Kids Worship.  Find out how you can win: http://wp.me/pN5Ju-10v. #kidmin #freestuff”
  2. Leave a brief comment below explaining why you would like to win the CDs or what you would do with them.
  3. God’s Kids Worship® is all about equipping volunteers.  I recently started a new blog and twitter account dedicated to volunteers, part-time, and bi-vocational children’s ministers at Kidmin1124.  Subscribe to the Kidmin1124 RSS Feed and/or check out some of the articles.  Leave me a comment below letting me know what you think!
  4. Follow @Kidmin1124 on Twitter for another chance to win.  If you do follow @Kidmin1124 for a chance to win, please let me know either by commenting below or tweeting about it with the phrase Kidmin1124 somewhere in the tweet.
  5. Join the Kidmin1124 Facebook Page and leave a comment there specifically mentioning God’s Kids Worship®.

There you have it, if you enter all five ways, you multiply your chances of winning!  All entries made by Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM EDT will be put in a figurative hat (more likely a random # generator), and a winner will be selected at that time.  Look for more contests related to God’s Kids Worship® later this summer.

As indicated above, I was provided a free set of these CDs for purposes of completing this review.  That did not in any way influence the contents of this review.

17 responses to GOD’S KIDS WORSHIP MODERN CD 3-PACK (A Dad in the Middle Review)

  1. Great review! I would love to win these cd's to use in our Sunday morning kids' church program. Some of our worship leaders don't play instruments, so these sound like they'd be great tools!

  2. Don't twit, but have FB as well as Kidmin 1124, read your blog and I'm volunteer in CM who would love to enjoy these cds as much as you have … thanks for all you are doing for us CMs who volunteer in the middle or bio-vocationally … Current, relevant and as adult as possible music is what the kids like today! So thanks for the offer!

  3. Our CM is growing, and we are beginning to collect a library of worship CD's. I'm very excited to learn more about KidMin1124. I am always looking for new ways to instill His word in the hearts of children and also in the hearts of volunteers. Thank you for your dedication!

    Mimi L.

  4. Music is such a fun way to share God’s word. Unfortunately our kids, grades 1-5 have lost interest and are saying things like “I don’t like to sing, do we have to do this” with the current cds we are using. I would be so thrilled if we had something like this that could reach our kids in pre-Sunday school gathering time and children’s church. Thanks for review.

  5. I'd definitely would be giving them away to kids at church or to any adult who would step up to the plate and lead worship with the kids. Church laid off children's pastor and is not hiring another. The kids need this to encourage them in worship.
    My recent post Moving forward into the future

  6. Following @kidmin1124 on Twitter
    My recent post Moving forward into the future

  7. I would like to win these CDs. I heard some of the samples and the songs sound great – very kid-friendly! I would love to use them with the kids at our church. Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. I looked at some of the articles on the new blog. I like the name, Kidmin1124, and the meaning behind it. Hope to read more great articles in the future!

  9. The winner of our free giveaway of 3 Modern Worship CDs from God's Kids Worship is Vanessa. Congratulations Vanessa, I will be contacting you soon for an address to send them to. Thank you all for entering! Look for more great giveaways on Dad in the Middle coming soon.
    My recent post The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol June 2010

  10. For those who did not win, make sure to check out Jared Massey's review and giveaway at:
    http://smalltownkidmin.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/f

    Jared is a bi-vocational children's pastor who has a great blog and is also a contributor to Kidmin1124.com.

  11. I would LOVE to win – to use them in Kid’s Worship!

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