Parenting in the Pews at Resurrection
Teaching our children the joy of worship can be challenging, but the first step is bringing your children with you to worship with us on Sunday. We want to partner with you as you help your children learn to love worshipping the Lord.
May we suggest:
May we suggest:
- Relax! God made children with all their wiggles, fidgets, and loud whispers; please don’t feel like you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome to worship here!
- Sit towards the front where it is easier for your children to see and hear what is going on at the altar. It’s hard to worship when all you can see is the back of someone’s head!
- Quietly explain parts of the worship as we go along. As they begin to understand why we worship the way we do they will be able to enter into worship and make it their own.
- Help them follow along in the bulletin, explain words that might be confusing, and trust that God will speak to their hearts in a way they can understand.
- Sing, pray, and fully enter into the worship yourself! Children learn the joy of worshipping by watching and emulating you.
- Remember that the way we welcome children in church directly affects the way they respond to God, to worship, and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship; they belong here just as much as the adults!
- The Family Resources page has suggested books and many links to articles, blogs, and ideas on various topics, including how to help your family learn to worship together in the pew and at home.