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Music Sets the Tone



How important is it to use music in your children's ministry?

I believe it is crucial. Music is a key part of setting the tone for your ministry.


Playing music strategically can greatly enhance the experience you are providing for children and their families.

Here are some ways you can use music to help set the tone for your experiences.


Music in the hallways helps set the tone when families are arriving and departing. Entrance music should be fun and upbeat. The departure music should be easy-going and contemplative.


Use soft, calming lullaby music in the nursery area.

Use upbeat, happy music in the preschool area.

Use upbeat, fun music in the elementary area.


Music for service countdowns. Do a five-minute, pre-service countdown that incorporates music to help build the anticipation for service starting.

Music for games. Use fast, high-energy music during your game time. It will immediately take your games to a new level of fun.

Music for prayer time. Use meditative, slow music during prayer time. It will help kids slow down and move into meaningful times of talking with God.

Music for transitions. What you don't want is any dead time. Use upbeat music as you transition between lesson/service elements.

Strategic music can make an immediate difference in families' experiences at your church. Try it. You will immediately see the difference it makes.


Try it with music and without music and you will see the difference will be like night and day.

Use music to help set the tone for your children's ministry.


p.s. If you are looking for some great worship music or fun music to play, we have music that kids love. You can check it out at this link.

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