Does Your Church Have a Kid’s Table?
There is a positive wave of conversation right now in youth ministry circles critiquing the youth ministry practices of segregating teens from the adult congregation. The folks at the Fuller Youth Institute have been researching what makes faith continue into adulthood. A big finding is that students who are involved in the adult community of faith have a longer, lasting faith. Here is a video that summarizes some of the questions and findings from their research:
One small change that we have made lately is making every 5th Sunday a Family Sunday. The children don’t go to Sunday School and we reformat our whole service to be family friendly. Our last Family Sunday we designed a Family Feud game show between two families and for the message our pastor interviewed his son. The big unifying message was about the effect that parents have on their child’s faith.
What does your church do to integrate children and youth into the life of the congregation?
Posted on December 16, 2011, in Children's Ministry, Church Leadership, Youth Ministry and tagged Chap Clark, Intergenerational Church, Kara Powell, Sticky Faith. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.