32 Things on My Mind During Worship!

Today during Worship Time with the Preschool kids at my church, I thought to myself:

1. Do the kids feel comfortable? I want this to be a good experience for them...
2. Is the music too loud? I don't want to hurt 'em
3. Is the music loud enough? I don't want to bore them
4. Is that my tennis shoes I smell?
5. Did I pick good songs for them?
6. Why isn’t Bailey dancing and singing? She's usually into it!
7. Do I really need to be wearing a microphone? I think they can hear me without it
8. What part of the song comes next?
9. Annabelle is such a funny kid!
10. Should I let a preschooler pray on the microphone?
11. I need more tech help at this service!
12. There are lots of kids here today!
13. Some of the kids are SO shy…I wonder what to do to make them comfortable with me…?
14. Do I smell cookies?
15. The kids don’t seem to be "playing along" with this song…
16. Are the motions too hard?
17. Is it too theologically advanced for them?
18. Naw...this is working!  This is fun!
19. Why don’t more people join the Worship Team?  It's just me and one girl at this service...
20. Is there a key change in this song or not?
21. I wonder if they can see my stomach when I lift my hands like this?
22. That looks like Pastor Mark's kid.  She's so BIG now!
23. I should really get some better jeans…these are kinda faded…
24. I wish the teachers would do the motions more “full-out,” then the kids would follow their lead
25. Why did that girl’s parents put her in a “Spoiled Princess” shirt?  That's not something to be proud of or aspire to...!
26. Wow – the sermon is longer today…
27. Should I do another song to fill the time?
28. Noah and Cole are running in circles and fighting…should I break them up?  No one else is...
29. I wonder if the kids sing this song at their houses?
30. Oh yeah...the garage door opener isn't working at our house...
31. I’m kinda sick of this song – I wonder if the kids are, too?
32. God – am I doing a good job representing you? I trust that you are doing great ministry through me and this music…

And that was during ONE SONG!  ...and you thought leading Kids' Worship was just singing and dancing!

3 comments

  • V Neutzler
    V Neutzler
    This is so true! Are they getting tired of this song? Are fifth graders weary of doing motions? I wish the youth workers and leaders would join in ! Thanks Rob for reminding me of what's normal. Our adult minds are so full ....wonder what the kids are thinking? How many songs does it take to clear our thoughts to truly worship through music? I know your music is our favorite and a Sunday without it is very rare! We love you!

    This is so true!
    Are they getting tired of this song?
    Are fifth graders weary of doing motions?
    I wish the youth workers and leaders would join in !

    Thanks Rob for reminding me of what's normal. Our adult minds are so full ....wonder what the kids are thinking? How many songs does it take to clear our thoughts to truly worship through music?
    I know your music is our favorite and a Sunday without it is very rare! We love you!

  • Julia Paulsen
    Julia Paulsen
    Awesome and Oh-So True!

    Awesome and Oh-So True!

  • anne
    anne
    What church do you sing at? My boys are named Cole and Noah and this seems like quite a coincidence! (#28)

    What church do you sing at? My boys are named Cole and Noah and this seems like quite a coincidence! (#28)

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