Sometimes, worship seems to be an adults-only exercise. We use big words or archaic words (like that one) and do things maybe without thinking about whether or not the children in the room understand much of what’s going on. Of course, there are some things we talk about that their young minds aren’t able to grasp just yet. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t understand any of it! And so at East Point, we’re taking the first Sunday every-other-month to have a special focus on worshipping in a way that helps our children understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.
This Sunday morning, we’ll ask all the children from first through sixth grade to come and sit in the first few rows as worship begins. The teens will sit with them, and our worship time will still be God-centered, but it will have a distinctive kid-focus. The sermon will be divided into short sections, and each section will be surrounded by relevant songs which all aim to focus our thoughts on our salvation and our mission which both come from God thanks to the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.
If we want our children to know God and to grow up into faithful followers of Jesus, then we have to start teaching them now. By our words and our examples may we always point them to the Father.
Hope to see you Sunday!