Top Our youth want to form a band but the adults wont accept it. How can we create bridges between the generations?
Let the youth form their band. Have them play for youth activities at the congregation–and possibly at the Mission Center. Introduce the band slowly to the congregation. If one or two have a Christian-oriented song that could be done well, let them do this song for church service–something slow and soft, not loud and blaring. Get feedback from the congregation about this ministry of music. If they feel it is okay, have the band do a similar piece in a month or so. Then increase the number of band members slowly over the next year. The drums should be added last. There are no guarantees that this will work, but it will allow the youth to have their band and give them some opportunities to play at least at youth activities.