As adult leaders, many of us end up confused or frustrated with how different today’s young people are than when we were their age. How do we help young people lead? This session will offer practical advice of understanding and empowering young people.
Visuals and manipulatives add lots of vitality to our rehearsals. Let’s discuss creative ideas to incorporate visuals (both hard copy and digital) and manipulatives that will add sparkle to your choir sessions and make learning fun and easy. (Target: mixed age groups)
YouthCUE’s ground-breaking new resource, CUEcoach provides exciting possibilities for providing students basic knowledge and training for their participation in student choir. Creator and teacher Dr. Jonathan Rodgers joins the discussion to provide insights into how to gain the best benefits from this new teaching concept.
Randy Edwards guides a panel of sharp and diverse teenagers as they engage in a rich conversation about their choral experiences. The content of this discussion will touch our heads as well as our hearts as we hear how young lives are changed and enriched for the better through the choral arts we directors provide them.
Singing voices may have been mostly dormant for the past 18 months. Let’s explore some engaging ways to help children rediscover beautiful and healthy voices as we reawaken the joy of singing. (Target: mixed age groups)
As we emerge from lockdowns and quarantines, we are cautiously optimistic about the promise of a new normal. Let’s discuss how we can best support children in the process and bring renewed energy and perspectives to our children’s choir ministry. (Target: mixed age groups)
Keep on Singing: Short Stories, Tall Truths Curriculum [back to top] Growing in Grace is pleased to present its latest curriculum with all new songs and content. Learn about this theme year that offers digital/video resources adaptable for distance learning, all essential print materials for in-person teaching, and professionally printed poster kits. (Target: Ages Four and Five)
For many children, church choir rehearsal might be their only exposure to Scripture all week! Let’s talk about strategies to engage our young singers in Scripture, using rhythm games, audiation, music, and creative devotionals.
The pandemic months have uncovered a number of knotty issues related to racial equality and social justice. In this session, Randy Edwards pulls together a distinguished group of panelists who will help us wade through the challenges and celebrate the joys of becoming a truly hospitable group of singers.
These games, activities, and strategies will make church choir productive and fun for our energetic elementary singers!
Growing in Grace is pleased to present its latest curriculum with all new songs and content. Learn about this theme year that offers digital/video resources adaptable for distance learning, all essential print materials for in-person teaching, and professionally printed poster kits. (Target: Grades 1-6)
A very important conversation with a sound engineer as part of the “How to talk to a” series
Listen to Sam Johnson expound on biblical happiness from Psalm 1
Jacob and Sarah will discuss how we discern a calling to serve in ministry and what next steps might look like for each of you.
A short meditation on John 15
The importance of communicating well with the Keys Player as part of the “How to talk to a” series.
Understanding the Biblical context for the songs you sing
This session will cover techniques for writing music for your church congregation.
Join Hannah as she explores the unique attributes of God’s character
Join us for a session discussing the importance of transition in our worship
Essentials of how to talk to a acoustic/electric player in the band
Listen to James Cheesman as he talks about the importance of knowing and believing that God is sovereign and that He is in control.
Join Randall Bradley in an interview with Christian recording artist and Baylor Bear, David Crowder.
Listen to Jacob Sensenig as he talks about the importance of incorporating prayer as part of the preparation and leading of worship services.
Listen to Sean Horton as he breaks down the process of how to lead Bible studies in churches.
How to talk to a bass player & drummer using the right language.
Listen to Josh Steward expound from the Bible on what it means to have “humble confidence” as a worship leader.
Listen to Shannan Baker as she talks about the one true God of the Bible.
An important music theory lesson on the construction and application of major scales.
The introduction session to our worship leadership series on growth.
Barbara Newman & LaTonya Penny – Renovate Church: Participation in Children’s and Youth Ministry (2019 Alleluia Conference)
Can we include kids with varied abilities in our Children and Youth ministries? Yes! Boldly go where others have seen success in Children’s settings using Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning
This will be the most radical of our three sessions. It is based upon YouthCUE’s observation that many church musicians are, in fact, serving congregations which actively torpedo the growth of youth choir ministries.
If we hope for a strong future in church music, we cannot claim the luxury of allowing student choirs to die. Many evangelical churches have sold out when it comes to choral music for middle schoolers and high schoolers while, at the same time
Jonathan Rodgers – Demolition Derby: Buildilng, Renovating, Reimagining Student Choirs (2018 Alleluia Conference)
Many churches have given up on student choir and realized the error of their ways. They are seeking to go back and start their student choir ministry over from scratch. Some are stepping into new ministry positions and need to make…
In the pursuit of making excellent music, one can often overlook intangible elements of the music-making process. These elements often include shared experiences, goals, student/conductor interaction, and purposeful activities associated with the choral…
Are these two entities really in conflict with one another? Some say yes. Some say no. In this more interactive, discussion-based session, we will exchange ideas and…
Using technic, repertoire, and leadership training to help your teens grow from singers to …
Using technic, repertoire, and leadership training to help your teens grow from singers to ministry…
Is your youth choir ministry building a Christian community where non and nominally religious youth are becoming…
Tuesday evening concert with YouthCUE’s CueConverge Ensemble led by Tim Lyles.
The essence of youth choir involves making music and leading people. In this tool-sharpening session, we will unpack these four areas…
Together we will discover some of the invaluable benefits of youth choir ministry. These things really are the heartbeat and lifeblood of any great youth choir program, but…
In this session we will seek to answer questions about the students that are in our youth choirs: Who are they? What challenges do they face?
From middle school boys to senior-itis, our youth choirs are always in a state of flux. This session will address the many musical and non-musical aspects of…
Beyond plugging youth into our worship schedule, are they creating authentic and formidable connections to God in worship? This session will seek…
This session will address tried and true rehearsal techniques that foster beautiful singing and a strong foundation for spiritual growth.
Here, we will tackle some of those essential components of every gathering of youth choir directors–ideas for recruitment…