The Adventures of Captain Obvious

This should be obvious to me, but last week I was again reminded that if all I do in rehearsals is have the kids sing songs, I'm churning out singers, not worshippers. It is important to make sure the kids not only learn the notes but also absorb the meaning of the songs. Case in point, last Wednesday we were scheduled to sing a fun song about love. I set up the song by letting the kids tell me their favorite super hero. We continued the conversation with my asking about the coolest super power they wished they possessed. Their answers varied. I then focused the discussion by talking about how love was the greatest power in the universe because God is love. Then, I had some kids read the first few verses of 1 Corinthians 13. We then sang the song, "If I Don't Have Love." Takeaway: Look for teachable moments.