This article has some great information and it should sound familiar since it is what we do here: How to Make Worship Kid-Friendly
From the article: Them: I like traditional worship, but I’ve got kids, so, you know…
Me: No, I don’t. What do you mean?
Them: Well…I’ve got to have them in contemporary worship.
Me: Oh. Why?
Them: (With increasing annoyance) Well…you know…they’re kids!
I must have had this conversation a thousand times. These are parents, who usually for the most honorable of reasons believe that they need to put their kids in contemporary worship. After all, it’s easy, it seems relevant, and it doesn’t ask for much in return.
The motivation may be pure, but the method is short-sighted, and the results can be disastrous.
I think in the haste to see their kids “connected” or “plugged in” to the church, it’s easy for parents to forget a few things about the purpose of corporate worship.
Also check out our What about My Children? section of this website.
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