Leading worship using action songs

by Doug Horley
Posted at 09:49am on 18th March 2013

Firstly it’s important to acknowledge that children of all ages really can worship. Psalm 8 verse 2 says “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise…”. How amazing is that! God wants children of all ages to praise and worship him. Our job is to help them do just that. What a privilege!

We journey with children in worship. To see children go deep in their worship takes time. Some children have very short attention spans and unless what we do at the start of the journey is fun and engaging, there’s every chance they won’t get on board with us. That’s where action songs are good – they help the children get on board. 
Have fun! Go for it!

Doug Horley (Duggie Dug Dug) has a national and international ministry working with children and families and song writing, and his songs have been used by churches across the planet!  He and his wife Belinda and their team travel the UK and many other countries running family concerts, all-age services and training children's workers. 

Doug is a recording artist signed to Elevation Music and has recorded numerous CDs and DVDs and written a number of books.  As well as being involved with running children's events at Spring Harvest for many years, he and Belinda have run large events for many organisations including The Luis Palau Organisation, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Organisation, Christ For All Nations and The Salvation Army.  They live in Epsom, Surrey and have 2 grown-up children and a large number of fish!