This past Sunday in our corporate worship service, I saw and heard some of the following…
Yes, all those things were distracting to a certain extent, but that pales in comparison to the benefits of having children and babies present with us. They are getting a special glimpse of “family life”—God’s family, the bride of Christ gathered together to worship our great Redeemer, the King of kings and Lord of lords! What a glorious thing to invite them into the midst of. What a wonderful reminder of our sacred responsibility to teach and guide them to become true worshipers of God. So, beyond any minor distractions that occurred this past Sunday, babies and children saw and heard…
If we were only to dwell on the distractions of babies and children in the worship service, we would miss the bigger picture of what God is able and pleased to do in those young minds and hearts week after week. His Spirit is at work in the midst of His people, even in the tiniest of people.
Would you like to learn more about the importance of welcoming children into the worship service? Are you looking for practical tips to equip parents? Here is a booklet written by David and Sally Michael that addresses both of those questions:
Children and the Worship Service
And here are resources specially designed for children to use during the worship service:
My Church Notebooks