Young Children in Worship Services

crying-babyI love a church full of children. I especially like it when those children are in worship. To me, “Children’s Church” is a mistake. Let the whole body assemble together and let the children learn how to worship by watching adults worship. I know it can be distracting. As a preacher I have more than once felt like I was competing with burlap bag full of angry cats. But I do not, and will not complain. Those children who cry, crunch and croon out of key are exactly where they need to be.

This morning, I came across a post written to parents of young children in worship services. I don’t know much about the author but she is spot on with her thoughts. Her terminology is a little different from ours but don’t be distracted by that. Read it carefully for the important point. You will be blessed, encouraged and strengthened by her thoughts.

Bryant Evans may be reached at bryant at You can follow Bryant on Twitter  @jbevans.
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