I remember being in the youth choir as a kid. We got to wear choir robes and sit in the choir stand like the adult choirs. Singing in the choir felt like an important contribution to the worship service. As I grew up, the songs changed. You could say that they “grew up,” too. We didn’t sing kiddie songs anymore like, Yes, Jesus Loves Me, I’m in the Lord’s Army, or The Whole World in His Hands. No, the songs we sang showed how we were maturing in our faith. Songs like, Don’t Wait Till the Battle is Over, 99 1/2 Won’t Do, or The Spirit of David spoke to our growing faith.
Every YDS (Youth Driven Sunday), the youth at Lincoln Memorial have a similar experience. While they do not wear choir robes, each YDS they sing songs that speak to their growing faith. The music ministry leadership of Robert Carlysle, Nysa Shenay, and Cornelius Mims supports them as they figure out what it means to live being a Christian.
See for yourself. Rehearsals for the YDS choir are on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 12 noon to 2 P.M. YDS is on the 4th Sunday of each month at 11 A.M.