I have long been a fan of Lecrae. He’s an inspiration to me as someone who grew up around a lot of rap/hip-hop the genre needs a voice with gospel implications. I feel as though Lecrae is a voice that raises up Jesus again and again.
I was browsing reading plans on YouVersion the other day and came across one that had Lecrae as the author. I was excited about the possibility of what he might be offering for young people.
The devotion is called Overflow, meant to give you some devotional material alongside albums that you might listen to. The reading plan comes with devotional content in written form but also has a short video element as well.
I point him out because with all of the voices vying for the attention of your student, you need to have plenty that are speaking the same language as you. Lecrae is one of them.
His lyrics are a little old for preteens, not because of profanity, but because of the life stories that he is sharing through his music.
Lecrae is awesome and his newest album, Gravity, was recently number 1 on iTunes
So not only does he talk about Jesus and the implications of living a life for him, he’s also good at it! Plus he challenges Christians as well.
I wish that there were a few more bands targeting preteens that actually had a message and a story to go along with some good tunes, or some more that had better music that I could play at my preteen ministry
But as a parent I know that I need to be looking for supporting voices in the life of my child. Here is one that I highly recommend.