The congregation of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Beaconsfield, Quebec, believes music plays a key role in the discipleship of children. Briarwood received a grant from the Creative Ministry with Children and Youth Fund to develop a music-based program that encourages children to participate more fully in their weekly worship services.

Through the program, kids are encouraged to work on technical music skills, such as reading music and note duration and use these newly developed skills to learn and play musical instruments in Briarwood’s contemporary praise band. In the fall, the congregation also awarded scholarships to two children who had participated in the music program.

The program provides a wonderful opportunity to create long-term church participation for children and youth who see that their talents and abilities are recognized and valued by their church community.

Learn more about Briarwood Presbyterian Church.