Youth Work Lab: Singing

Before youth work and youth ministry got off the ground, one key way of traditional churches involving young people in the life of the faith community was through a church choir. Early church choirs weren’t only about worship, they were also a place of education. Here young people, mainly boys, would be taught to read both music and words. 

It might be that the tradition of teaching through choirs influenced the early beginnings of the Sunday School movement in the late 18th Century. In choirs...

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