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There are strong opinions on both sides of this debate. Personally, I believe children should NOT be in the adult worship service.
Here's six reasons why. Children need age-appropriate worship. In other scenarios, we wouldn't put children in an environment that's not age-appropriate.
There's a reason why children are not in college classrooms. It's not what they need or are ready for at that stage in life. Children have unique spiritual needs that can't be met in an adult worship service.
That's why it's vital to create environments where they can worship, learn and interact on their age level. The Word of God is equally inspired, but it's not equally applicable. A 7-year-old doesn't need to know how the Beast of Revelation applies to his or her life. A 5-year-old doesn't need to learn from the life of David that you shouldn't commit adultery.
Instead, they need strategic, child-focused teaching that will give them a solid, Biblical foundation to build their lives upon. If you want to reach and disciple children, you've got to meet them where they are, not where adults are.
Children distract those around them. Children in the adult service distract their parents and those around them. Parents end up spending more time trying to keep their children from distributing the service than they do focusing on what is being taught. It's heartbreaking to watch a guest who doesn't know Jesus get distracted from hearing the Gospel because he is watching the preschooler in front of him act out because the little guy is bored out of his mind.
It saddens me to see a new believer miss vital teaching because she is preoccupied with smiling at the cute baby in front of her. It's not the children's fault or due to bad parenting. This goes back to my first point.
Children are wired to be children Children are wired to have very short attention spans. Don't place them in an adult setting and expect them to not be children.
They will get distracted and distract those around them. Here's a classic video that illustrates this so well. It allows children's memories of church to be positive. I have met many adults who are not in church that say, "I'm not going to church because I was made to go as a child.
You don't have to make someone go where they enjoy being. I've never met anyone who says, "I'm not going to Disney World because I was made to go as a child. In his movie Religulous, he talks about his experience in church as a child. When we quit the church, I was 13 and I was thrilled.
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But not for any ideological reason. I was just thrilled because I hated church. I had to get up on Sunday.
When I think back, it wasn't relevant to my life. Superman was relevant to my life.Expository study of 1 John: We must love one another because God is love and He showed it by sending His Son as the propitiation for our sins.
Why You Really Should Listen to Your Elders. by Angela Atkinson we are focusing on our elders. In part, Nance said, “There’s ALL kinds of ‘invisible’ people, or people who get overlooked, labeled lazy or treated as stupid.
People with physical handicaps. Another good reason to take the time to listen to them, pay attention to. About Emma Johnson. Emma Johnson is a veteran money journalist, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson.
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“ What’s happened is that we’ve effectively left behind the Age of Persuasion and ushered in the Age of Confirmation. According to the Bible, God killed or authorized the killings of up to 25 million people.
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