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Stick Ministry

Discussion in 'Children and Youth Ministry' started by Kristen.NewCreation, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Kristen.NewCreation

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    Anyone doing a stick ministry with your kids? If so, how young do you take them in? How old is your highest age group?

    I'm interested in doing a stick ministry.
     
  2. Redheadedstepchild

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    Hey Kristen - what is stick ministry? :scratch:
     
  3. Kristen.NewCreation

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    Stick ministry is the use of dowel rods put to music. It's quite beautiful. Here's an example.

     
  4. Wolvrin704

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    At our church we've used them as young as 3 or 4. If they are able to do it I say use them. Even at that young age they can minister to people.
     
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    Wow. That's quite young! How did that work with attention span to learn the movements with the music?
     
  6. Wolvrin704

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    The attention span is short but as long as you keep practice time at a reasonable period of time it shouldn't be too bad. I wouldn't necessarily say every child that young can do it but there are some who can and really want too.
    I believe our practices were scheduled for 1/2 hour but generally were actually under 20 minutes. We haven't done it in awhile so I'm relying on my aging memory.