About Us

The New Song Kids Choir grew out of Sunday school worship times at New Hope Church (formerly Crystal E. Free Church) in New Hope, MN. Jody began leading children’s worship at New Hope Church (NHC) in the fall of 2002. After leading adult worship teams for many years, she felt drawn to fill a need in her church to teach and lead worship with the children in the NHC congregation. Jody was an experienced classroom music teacher and knew that using movement would be an important part of worshiping with kids. As a pianist, she quickly discovered that it was rather difficult to lead worship, teach actions and play the piano all at the same time! In no time, she identified and recruited a few older elementary kids in the congregation to help out on the “kids worship team.”

That same year, Jody began writing songs based on the scripture memory verses that the Sunday school children were learning. When she introduced new songs, the children learned them quickly and really brought them to life with their sweet voices. By the end of that school year, the idea of recording these new songs to share with others began to take hold. Their first recording, It’s Gonna Be a Really Good Day! was recorded in the summer of 2003. Once the recording was finished, Jody thought that was the end of it and was ready to take a break.

But . . . God had other plans for these awesome Sunday school kids! As it turned out, God had only just begun to work out his plan through this dedicated group of young worshipers. By his grace, He made it clear that they were to: “Sing to the LORD a new song and his praise in the midst of the congregation.” Psalm 149:1 In addition to the original core of Sunday school children, new singers were recruited from the community. The choir started rehearsing regularly, learning new songs and working on choreography. They prayed for God”s guidance and favor to be upon them. Soon they had invitations to sing throughout the Mpls./St. Paul metro area. Since then, they have had the privilege of singing throughout the great state of Minnesota. (Concerts and Events) Thank you for reading our story of how The New Song Kids Choir came to be!