My family and I recently started attending a new church. It’s closer to our house, the kids are learning God’s word, and my husband and I feel like we can get more involved there. So all-around, it’s a wonderful church for our family. However, they do one thing differently from our old church that threw me for a bit of a loop at first.
This new church asks parents to bring their children (ages 6 and older) to the adult service with them. The kids also have time with their peers while mom and dad are in adult community groups, but they’re expected to attend the service as well.
When I learned of this, I wasn’t 100% on board. I mean I remember going to adult services when I was a kid. Where I grew up we called it “big church.” But haven’t we evolved since then? [Read more…]