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Children's Worship with Mort

By Kevin Johnson

Mort the Snail

DATE: Tuesday, April 26
5 P.M. CDT
JB Brayfindley, Diana Sanchez-Bushong & Kevin Johnson

Every church is looking for creative ways to be inclusive of children and their families. Finding ways to offer intergenerational worship over the past few years has allowed pastors, worship leaders, and children and family ministries leaders to offer some amazingly creative and effective worship models.

This Discipleship Ministries webinar will feature Mort the snail. (Disclaimer: Mort is a puppet!) Mort is one of the characters involved in “Children’s Worship,” a recent successful online outreach to children in the California-Nevada United Methodist conference and beyond. Mort and good friend JB Brayfindley will offer ideas and conversations about how this unique worship came about.

This new worship model allows churches to collaborate in creating the service by sharing video clips that are edited into one twenty-minute experience. Contributors take turns reading the scripture, reciting the Lord’s Prayer, giving short faith-based messages, singing, and sharing greetings.

Children see and hear a wide range of people sharing God’s love. And children get to take turns, too—as well as puppets! Join JB (and Mort), Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Director of Worship, and Kevin Johnson, Director of Children’s Ministries of Discipleship Ministries, for this webinar and explore and discover new and powerfully empowering ways to provide worship experiences for your congregation of all ages.

Watch the video archive of this webinar:

Rev. Kevin Johnson is the Director, Children’s Ministries for Congregational Vitality & Intentional Discipleship at Discipleship Ministries. Kevin’s hero Fred Rogers suggests that we, “listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them. Think of the children first.” This quote defines Rev. Kev’s approach to ministry. Kevin, an ordained elder of the Kentucky Annual Conference, has over fifteen years of ministry experience in which he has thought of the children first. Prior to ministry, Kevin worked with children in the hospital setting and in group homes for emotionally and physically abused children.

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