Top 10 Children’s Ministry Resources: #7 Yancy

04 Aug

When kids arrive to one of your programs, what is the atmosphere like?
Let me take a moment and encourage you to be intentional about the sound that welcomes kids into your environment.

Are you playing music that you or their parents might listen to in the car?  Maybe WOW Worship 2001?  Are you playing music with a choir of kids singing the vocals?  Would an outsider to your program ever choose to listen to a poorly produced CD with children’s voices singing the lyrics?

If you haven’t yet evaluated the sound in your environment, or if you’re looking for something to add to your arsenal, let me introduce you to Yancy.

Listen to a song or two in this pop-up player, and then come back to the post.

Whatever music you choose, it should have the production value (or better) of Yancy.
Whatever music you choose, it should be something you’re proud of, not something you’re putting on because you should have something playing when kids come in.
Whatever music you choose, it needs to remind kids that their faith is something that should be integrated into their lives… not something that’s separate.  When a kidmin environment sounds like a place they want to hang out, kids will be more likely to bring their friends along with them.

I’m adding Yancy to our playlist, and I encourage you to do the same.
This is great stuff.


Posted by on August 4, 2009 in Kidmin, Resources


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4 responses to “Top 10 Children’s Ministry Resources: #7 Yancy

  1. jonathan

    August 4, 2009 at 7:32 am

    On this note, the next adventure is Amber Sky Records. It’s a label that Yancy is contributing to often, and derivitive of ReThink I believe.


  2. Stacy Dover

    August 4, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Good one! Well, whatever you are doing – it seems to work well….Zack has told us he wants to be in a praise band when he’s older – which is neat and not what an average 8 year old says (at least not that we have seen!)


  3. Andy Darnell

    August 4, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Holy Cow. There are times when I get blindsided with such a simple concept that I have to stop and wonder what is going on. First off, I’m not down in the kids area on Sundays, but I know this isn’t happening in our preschool area. Why not? Putting it in to action this week.


  4. Jim wideman

    August 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    You forgot to mention that Yancy is also my daughter and where she learned to rock your kids from. Thanks for recomending her!
    Proud dad



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