Jason Helopoulos encourages the church to embrace the important part children play in the life of the church and unfolds the enormous blessings to be found in having them present in the worship services of the congregation. He points out how the struggles are temporary - whereas the blessings can be eternal.
Publication Date: February 2017
Topic: Corporate Worship
Table of Contents:
1 Why Does the Church Worship?
2 What Should Church Worship Look Like?
3 Let the Children Worship
4 Blessings and Benefits
5 Wisdom for Parents
6 Wisdom for Church Leaders
7 Not so Helpful Replacements and Objections
Appendix A Testimonials
Appendix B Helpful Resources
In a series of short chapters, Jason Helopoulos explains the nature and importance of worship and then offers practical guidance on how to communicate this to our young people. This is a very useful and practical book which deserves to be widely read in our churches. – Carl Trueman, Co-host Mortification of Spin, Paul Woolley Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Let the Children Worship presents an easy-to-follow roadmap on the joy and responsibility of incorporating our children into corporate worship. I wish I had this book ten years ago! – Brian H. Cosby, Senior Minister, Wayside Presbyterian Church, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Sundays can be the hardest day of the week. I often find myself behind the piano, trying to focus on the tune instead of the visitors I invited for lunch, one eye on my pew-full of children. Jason's book provides solid refreshment for parents and church leaders, encouraging us to think clearly - biblically! - about what worship is and why we do it. Theological framework and practical applications for parents and leaders make this a book useful not only as a how-to guide, but also as a guidepost, encouraging us to view worship as a foretaste of heaven along our earthly pilgrimage. – Rebecca VanDoodewaard, Author of Your Future Other Half and Uprooted, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jason Helopoulos (ThM. Dallas Theological Seminary) has served as the Associate Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan since 2012. He first pastored in North Carolina before moving to Michigan to plant a PCA church. He serves on the board of the Gospel Reformation Network and Twin Lakes Fellowship. Jason has contributed to a number of magazines, journals, and blogs. He is also the author of A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home and The New Pastor's Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry. He resides in Mid-Michigan with his wife, Leah, and their two children.