Yancy Wants to Help Children to Worship with New Book


Worship leader, songwriter and producer Yancy Wideman Richmond (better known as Yancy) releases her first book Sweet Sound: The Power of Discipling Kids in Worship which is available now wherever books are sold. Challenging those in children's ministry and church worship to "STOP just doing songs and START leading worship," Yancy shares the importance of making disciples who know what it means to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. 

"I have a dream that one day every church leader will champion worship to happen in the disciples they are making," says Yancy. "I want to help kids learn the rhythm of running to the Father in everything they go through. If we can begin teaching them that from the time they are young, and give them practice through repetition over the weeks and years ahead, then we will have a generation of adults that understand the importance of their worship to God.

"One of the ways we taste and see that He is good is by experiencing His presence. Worship is a gateway to that presence. I want to leave kids wanting more of who He is and longing for time spent in the presence of our loving, heavenly Father." 

In Sweet Sound, Yancy gives readers a clear understanding on why worship for kids matters and what Jesus says about it, noting that each person, no matter what age, was designed to praise and that our worship includes the praises of children, which are powerful, beautiful and sweet.

"Can you imagine children singing out, with their whole hearts, praises to their King?" asks Yancy. "It's quite possibly the sweetest sounds you will ever hear! It matters," continues Yancy. "Jesus himself said, 'From the lips of children and infants, you, Lord, have called forth your praise.' (Matthew 21:16 NIV) Together let's learn to lift up the sweet sound of praise we were made for!"

The book's foreword is written by Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated worship artist Kari Jobe, who is also a fellow mom and worship leader at The Belonging Co Church in Nashville, TN. Jobe shares, "In this book you're going to read not just Yancy's personal story and what God has revealed to her about worship, but also His heart to move through you, and the practical ways you can cultivate the sweet sound of children's worship, helping them encounter His presence in life-changing ways."

Jobe continues, "Whether you're a pastor, leader, parent or student, I'm praying the Holy Spirit will speak to you clearly in the pages ahead that Yancy has so prayerfully and anointedly written...As you experience God's tangible, wonderful, life-changing presence, may you cultivate an atmosphere for kids to fill the air with a sweet sound of worship."

For all the latest news and details on Sweet Sound, visit For more information on Yancy's music, Heartbeat worship curriculum and more, go to, as well as FacebookInstagram and YouTube



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