Each summer my church holds an event for 6-10 year olds called Summer Celebration, led by one of our pastors, Mike Bradshaw. It’s a week long event filled with fun, games, teaching, songs, and encouragement. The leadership team (which includes a significant number of high schoolers) invests hours of planning and preparation with the goal of directing the hearts and minds of kids to God’s character and the gift of salvation he offers us through his Son. It’s been a great opportunity to minister to kids from our church as well as guests. And make no mistake about it – it’s a high energy, exhausting week. But the fruit has been sweet.
Last year we featured songs from our most recent kid’s CD, To Be Like Jesus. This video will give you an idea of how involving the whole body helps get the message of the song across.
If you want to see more, over at Vimeo.com you can watch the Summer Celebration version of Jesus, You’re My Hope.
We want more people to hear the songs from To Be Like Jesus, so we’re holding a contest. I spelled out the details in a previous post. All you need to do (besides making the video) is make sure that we receive your entry no later than Jan. 31.
If your video wins, you’ll win a $250 Amazon.com gift card. And even if you don’t win, you’ll probably have a great time making the video.
So what are you waiting for?
Catastrophe. Videotape kids in children’s ministry. Then, break it to the parents that we may post their children on You Tube. So scramble around and try to get permission slips. Then, try to edit out the kids for whom there were no permission slips. Then, cut all the kids out to be safe. Fail.
You’re right about the permissions – that’s a problem. That’s why we just used our own kids a friend’s kids who gave us permission. But it seems like in general things are loosening up a little in the “permissions” department for posting things – maybe?
Thanks for posting that video, too – we’re thinking of using some of these songs (or maybe some from the new CD) at VBS this summer. Can’t wait to hear the new one!
Post more of these please! My 4 year old and I watch the 2 that are posted on Vimeo over and over. He keeps asking “Show another one, a different one, a different one.”
Thanks for these!
Thank you so much for posting this! Our Children’s Choir is learning this song, and they will love seeing the video!