Songs for saplings
We are excited about this summer's catechism focus during the Children's Ministry Summer Lesson, "God of Wow." In order to prepare you and continue to resource you, we have partnered with Songs for Saplings.
Songs for Saplings is a non-profit organization that is providing music that clearly communicates Scripture and its rich truths in clear, memorable, and very enjoyable ways. As a church, we are partnering with Songs for Saplings, and Dana Dirksen, and hope that they will be an immense blessing and tremendous resource for you and your family as you strive to disciple your children toward a lifetime of following Jesus.
The music was written by Dana Dirksen. Her initial goal was to help her children understand and memorize Scripture. Over time, the projects grew and Dana has completed eight albums, including the 6 volume “Questions with Answers” series.
Over the years, Songs for Saplings has received many requests for these songs in other languages. The need and desire for these songs are great! There have been so few resources like this historically available in many parts of the world and we want to make these songs available so that people will have access to clear and accurate Scriptural resources simply by listening and singing!
They are now working hard to translate and distribute their music to churches, families, and ministries around the world. This involves translating and recording into strategic languages, which is done at the request of and in partnership with local churches and ministries. Our hope and goal is to be able to provide this music at no cost to families, churches, and ministries which they can use for years to come. It is their hope, and ours as a church, to bring rich, robust theology to the next generation of Christians through music.
a couple questions you may have:
What Version of the Bible do they use in their songs?
Scripture in their songs is adapted from several translations including the King James, New King James, English Standard Version, New American Standard, and New International Version.
What is the "Questions with Answers" series based on?
The “Questions with Answers” series is based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and each song contains a scripture verse to support the truth being taught. Our songs are not an exact match to any particular children’s catechism, but the songs cover the concepts taught in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and the “Questions with Answers” series is an excellent catechism to learn on its own or as a supplement to your favorite version.
What do I do to get started?
To download the 6 "Questions with Answers" albums (115 songs), Study Booklet, and lyrics, click here.
To download the Tiny Booklet crafts, click here.
You can like their Facebook page, which will allow you to see everything happening with their international projects by clicking here.
Lastly, if you're not interested in downloading their music and simply want to stream their music for free, head over to Spotify or click here.