Family Integrated Worship on Sundays
We know that Jesus said in Matthew 19:13-15 to bring the children to him without hindrance. We know Paul cared about children enough to speak directly to them in Ephesians 6:1-4. These and several other passages show that it is right for a church to care for children. But they also show that children were present in the crowd while Jesus taught and in the church during instruction from Paul’s letters. We also recognize from passages like Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 6:1-4 that God has given parents the primary responsibility for the discipleship of children.
To be biblically faithful and help parents fulfill their responsibility of discipleship we support a Family Integrated Worship model of ministry. What does that mean? It means that on Sunday mornings families are welcome to stay together in the sanctuary for worship in music and through the sermon as we worship in God’s Word. We know that it's not always easy to sit still for long so for those children that remain upstairs throughout the service we have activity buckets with snacks, crayons, and coloring sheets. However, we also understand that this is not easy for very young chil