KidSing is the brainchild of Glenn Colley, the pulpit preacher at West Huntsville Church of Christ. We have about 10 to 15 minutes of this every Sunday evening before the beginning of our worship service. He uses this as a fun way for the youth (and adults) to gain knowledge of the scriptures. This is done by having the youth (and adults) memorize a card of facts and where these facts are found in the Bible.
When one of the youth memorizes the card of facts and recites it to one of the elders, they are given a trophy for their efforts. This is not something that happens by accident, it requires an effort by these young people to achieve this. While they are happy to learn and recite these cards for the trophy, we know that the knowledge is the ultimate reward. These young men and women will grow up with this knowledge and will remember it through-out their lives.
Along with the cards, there is singing and recitation. We have learned many verses of scripture by singing some of the songs from “Hannah’s Hundred“. We have learned the names of the twelve sons of Jacob. We can recite by memory the names of the sixty-six books of the Bible. How about the Twelve Apostles? This is an enjoyable time of learning for everyone in the congregation, but especially for the youth.
Glenn ends every session of KidSing with a group of special questions. He says that if they answer these questions over and over, that they will not forget them.
- What is true success?
Living your life and going to heaven.
- What is true failure?
Living your life and NOT going to heaven.
- What is God’s ideal for marriage?
One man for one woman for life.
- When I grow up, I want to marry?
Yellow Card – General Knowledge
Blue Card – Acts
Sweet Potato Card – General
Green Card – I & II Corinthians
Lime Card - Genesis
Purple Card – Mark
Red Card – General
Beige Card – The T Books
Pink Card – Romans
Light Blue Card – Joshua
Bright Yellow – John