Worship Songs for Youth Groups

Youth group leader playing an electric guitar

Finding worship songs for youth groups is usually a task that is given to the leader of a youth group or to the pastor of the youth group's church, but it can also sometimes fall on the members of the group. Finding good music that teenagers will like and be able to relate to might seem like a hard task for a youth minister or even a whole youth group, but there are many worship songs for teenagers and young adults that can be used in a youth worship service.

Popular Youth Church Songs

When looking for popular worship songs for youth groups, there are many different places where you can search. A local Christian bookstore will probably carry CDs from artists that write worship songs in many different styles, ranging from old hymns to modern rock bands, such as Skillet. Teenagers might not always like old hymns during their worship services, but many hymns are being rewritten and recorded by artists such as Chris Tomlin, who recorded his own version of "Amazing Grace". Youth leaders looking for songs to play during a youth worship service might also look on iTunes or Rhapsody.com.

Some popular songs that teenagers might enjoy in their worship services are:

  • Take My Life by Jeremy Camp
  • I Will Go by Starfield
  • We Shine by Steve Fee
  • Marvelous Light by Charlie Hall
  • No One Like You by the David Crowder Band
  • Better Is One Day by Matt Redman
  • At The Cross by Hillsong
  • Sing, Sing, Sing by Chris Tomlin
  • Beautiful One by The Tree
  • Today Is The Day by Lincoln Brewster
  • Run by Hillsong
  • I Am Free by John Egan
  • Father Will You Come by Unhindered

There are many different Christian artists and bands that release new songs each year, and many are geared toward teenagers and young adults.

Christian Bands and Artists

Teenagers who attend a youth group that plays worship songs will probably want to know who wrote the original version, or they might just want to find a new Christian band to listen to. Either way, Google is always a great way to find artists and bands. YouTube is also a good option, since you can listen to songs directly on the website.

Artists that you may want to check out are:

  • Skillet
  • Hillsong
  • Unhindered
  • Casting Crowns
  • Toby Mac
  • Flyleaf
  • By The Tree
  • Disciple
  • Kutless
  • Relient K
  • Stallar Kart
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Anberlin
  • Amy Grant
  • Avalon
  • Big Daddy Weave
  • Britt Nicole
  • The Crossing
  • Gwen Smith

Bands that are not necessarily Christian, but have members who are Christian also sometimes reflect their faith in their lyrics. The popular alternative rock band, Paramore, is a good example of this. The band's lead singer, Hayley Williams, has stated that she and the other members of the band are all Christian, and the band even did an interview at a church called Willow Creek in Illinois. No matter what style of music you like, you will be able to find a Christian band or artist that suits your musical tastes.

Worship Songs for Youth Groups