Top tip - ways to worship

by Ishmael
Posted at 09:48am on 18th March 2013

Be honest, we all enjoy seeing adults worship with their hands in the air but many children nowadays may not be so naturally expressive as their parents. They can still be worshipping without any visible physical manifestation. Some may stand still and just sing, tiny ones may jump up and down. We must encourage children to be free in their worship yet at the same time let them be children and allow them to express their worship in their own way and not expect them to mimic adults.

Ishmael has been travelling internationally in a full-time capacity as a musician since 1970.  He has written and recorded over 500 songs, released over 40 albums of his and other writers' songs, and has produced 15 of these.  He has also released 5 music DVDs and written many books, some of which have been translated into German, Dutch, Czech, Danish and Romanian.  He has appeared on national television and radio many times.  Ishmael was ordained into the Anglican Church in 2007 and is now licensed to Chichester Cathedral as their  'Deacon Missioner' and is affectionately known to the Bishop, Dean and Chapter and congregation as 'Deacon Ish'.  He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2008 but is now in remission having completed chemotheraphy treatment in August 2010.  After 3 years of chemotherapy and hospital visits, a whole new ministry has opened up.  He has now become a volunteer chaplain and visits his hold haematology ward at least once a week, and travels far and wide to visit cancer sufferers to encourage and pray for them.