Growing in faith, educating future generations, and preaching the Gospel through New Praise.
새찬양후원회는 "새 노래로 하나님을 찬양하라"는 말씀에 따라 하나님을 새 찬양으로 찬양하며 또 이를 돕는 모임입니다. 특히 어린이 찬양사역을 중심으로 어릴 때부터 올바른 찬양사역을 받을 수 있도록 돕고 있습니다.
Why New Praise Music?
우리가 새찬양 사역에 집중하는 세가지 이유
1. God's Word
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? (Matthew 21:16)
예수께 말하되 그들이 하는 말을 듣느냐 예수께서 이르시되 그렇다 어린 아기와 젖먹이들의 입에서 나오는 찬미를 온전하게 하셨나이다 함을 너희가 읽어 본 일이 없느냐 하시고 (마 21:16)
Let the peoples praise Thee, O God; Let all the peoples praise Thee. (Psalms 67:3)
하나님이여 민족들이 주를 찬송하게 하시며 모든 민족들이 주를 찬송하게 하소서 (시 67:3)
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods. (1Chronicles 16:25)
여호와는 위대하시니 극진히 찬양할 것이요 모든 신보다 경외할 것임이여 (대상 16:25)
I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. (Psalms 69:30–31)
내가 노래로 하나님의 이름을 찬송하며 감사함으로 하나님을 위대하시다 하리니 이것이 소 곧 뿔과 굽이 있는 황소를 드림보다 여호와를 더욱 기쁘시게 함이 될 것이라 (시 69:30-31)
2. Cherishing Tradition of Hymns
We believe that traditional hymns that have passed down from our spiritual ancestors are something we should cherish and deliver to our next generation, which is why we prefer hymn arrangements and commend participants to prepare musical pieces based on a solid hymn tradition. There are tremendous spiritual and artistic values in traditional hymns, which are unfortunately being lost in a very fast pace. It's not a problem that the new generation enjoys new worship songs—it's a blessing. However, traditional hymns have many invaluable things: solid theology, sound doctrine, beautiful and poetic expressions, and various musical styles that are not often found these days. The praise festivals proved to be a very effective tool for reviving and cherishing these treasures. Many children who never heard of such hymns came to know them, even came to enjoy them, as they began to understand the message and the beauty embedded in them.
3. Educating the Next Generation
다음 세대의 교육
NPSS ministries are in cooperation with the 4/14 Window Movement.
새찬양후원회는 4/14 Window Movement와 함께합니다.
Music is considered as a very effective and even necessary tool for children to learn Jesus' love and the biblical truth, because God has given music an enormous power to mould listeners' character, which could eventually change their life. For last twelve years we have witnessed such transformation happening in the children who participated in this event. Rev. Luis Buch, the initiator of 4/14 Window movement which focuses evangelism on the age group between 4 and 14, also recognizes the need of a more holistic approach to children, which also includes music.
"From a missions standpoint, our interest in the 4 to 14 age group is not only because they are the most receptive, but also because as we will see, they are often the most effective agents of mission. Of course, Jesus understood their worth: "I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth," He said, "because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure" (Matthew 11:25-26)." —4/14 Window brochure