Family Worship Sundays
On most weekends at Greenbriar Church, the split happens. Parents sign their kids in one way and then head another direction themselves. And the benefits of this approach are obvious - kids are taught Jesus "on their level", parents can focus on their own worship experience without being distracted, etc. Both have opportunities to hear from and learn about our great God.
But the drawbacks are obvious, too.
Kids never get to worship alongside their parents or see their parents in the corporate worship setting. Parents never get to model for their kids what it looks like to be committed to the local church and passionate in worship. There is tension. And the tension, as we see it, is good.
As a result, we want to make space for families to worship together in service on Sunday mornings. There will be things no one is used to to be sure, but the experiences provided for our church's future will be invaluable. So with crayons and Kids Sermon Notes in hand, GB's NextGen ministries will be joining up with the adult worship service for Family Worship on the last Sunday of each month.
The worship service will be geared towards adults, but with an awareness that kids are in the room. This will be an opportunity for families to share in sacred traditions that have been and are to still be passed down through generations and we couldn't be more thrilled about the possibilities.
**Baby Briars (birth-2yrs) and Briar Patch (3yrs-K4) will be provided on these days.
TIPS FOR FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAYS
Click here to read Jen Wilkins' blog post, "Big Church for Small Kids" for great tips on preparing your family for Family Worship Sundays.