• I took this approach many years back in a UK church while on a working holiday. I was asked to teach a children's Sunday school class of 5 year olds. The story was of Elisha and the woman who had...

  • I love these kinds of stories and I try to write them myself. The theology can be tricky. I believe that linking the story to Acts and the account of what happened to Ananias becomes problematic...

  • Number 6 Elect elders and a pastor who would be prepared to have an intergenerational service every service. Kids shouldn't be expected to work so hard to fit into a model of church service...

  • These are great questions for so many people to ponder on. Thank you for sharing this.

  • The last paragraph says it all. Entering this time for all with an attitude of reverential worship is the key. The children also need to see their involvement as worship.

    i would also add...

  • This is a fabulous list. All of them essential items for sure.

    Your scissors injury reminded me of a time I was making holes in cardboard boxes. I had forgotten to bring my trusty, blunt,...

  • End of paragraph 4 - should that be a ‘bribe’?

  • I wholeheartedly agree. Now to convince Church leaders that the same is true for adult church services and adult education.

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  • Assistance Fund and Assistance Deacon falls short of the word Benevolence. In my opinion. I agree with other comments that the congregation and the recipients of this benevolence need to be...

  • I am envious of this Christmas Eve service.  In Australia there are very few churches that would have anything on Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day is often a mediocre affair attended by the...