Now, let’s explore posting words, prompts, flip charts or pictures, etc. (because to me, these are all the same thing).
WORD PROMPTS: Are you going to be fumbling with your papers during the entire program? Is the whole primary dependent on them and can’t sing the song without their prompts? Isn’t the whole point of singing time to teach songs to the kids and using the words kind of defeats that purpose? Can word prompts be displayed so they aren’t a huge distraction to the congregation? But what if program time comes around and our songs aren’t performance ready? If I need the words, shouldn’t the kids be able to read them as well?
I’d like to think that I personally lie somewhere in the middle. Memorization is a wonderful goal but may not always be achievable. We work all year on learning the program songs, but when it comes down to the actual program, I rely on a little help. The program just seems to flow a little more smoothly and it eases my stress level about it.