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Children's Music Ministry: A Guide to Philosophy and Practice
Children's Music Ministry A Guide to Philosophy and Practice Author:Connie Fortunato "Church musicians sometimes forget," says Ray Robinson, president of Westminster Choir College, "that the most important choir is the congregation. ...Through a well-planned and effectively executed children's music ministry, the fundamental principles of Biblical Christianity can be taught, and the nature of worship as a personal response to t... more »he Word of God can be reinforced."
In this guide to the philosophy and practice of children's music, author and curriculum developer Connie Fortunato deals with:
-- Biblical Perspectives - a call for substance in children's singing (worship, education, and evangelism) as well as balance (psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs).
-- Educational Perspectives - the child's readiness, motivation, retention...and the need to teach music the way children learn rather than "the way we've always done it."
-- Contemporary Challenges - organizing an effective children's music program in the church and in the Christian school...rehearsals that accomplish their objectives...performances that go beyond "cuteness" to communication.
Dr. Robinson calls this book "a remarkable contribution...A children's music ministry designed around these principles will make a significant difference in the life of the church."« less