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    5 Reasons Children Should Be in the Main Service Regularly

    -I am an advocator of children's church. I always have been. It is important to have children's services that appeal to their age group for a variety of reasons. That being said, there is a movement in many churches today to always have children separated from adults. Although children should have a children's church where they can learn and worship God, they also need to regularly be in the main service with the rest of the church body.

    What regularly means will vary from church to church. In the churches where I was on staff, it meant once a month and always in special services. Other churches, because of the complications involved, may elect to do it once a quarter. I don't think it should ever be less than once a quarter.

    Here's 5 reasons I believe children should regularly be in the main service:

    Children should not be removed from the main body for convenience sake. This is one reason churches remove children. They want a professional church service where adults can enjoy the worship without being disrupted by noisy children. This sounds good, but the Book of Acts never talks about having a professional service nor does the Bible talk about meeting our own selfish needs during church, but it does talk about children not being pushed aside.

    Matthew 19: 14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

    Children are a part of the Body of Christ. There is nowhere in the Bible where it says children are a separate body. They are an important part of the church and shouldn't always be excluded when the church meets...

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    If "main service" were anything near what it was supposed to be, I would agree that children should be in it.

    In churches that we were a part of that had a meeting where each member was allowed and encouraged to contribute and minister, we found it easy to have our children their with us at any age. Otherwise we judged each child and church service type separately as to whether they could or should be present for it.

    I agree that children generally should be with adults and the constant separation that we have in society and the church is detrimental to them growing into mature adults. That is one of the reason we homeschooled and met regularly with other homeschoolers. The kids got a better adult to child ratio and they also saw how adults interacted and how families do and should interact.

    When we attended a Baptist church for 6 years, we helped reorganize one of the adult sunday school classes. That class came to be made up of grade school children, high school and college age students, parents and grand parents ranging in age from 30 to 80. It was the only class with in the church that was growing and it was truly a great experience for us and our kids.
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    Can you imagine how much fun church would be if it was run by 6 year olds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    Can you imagine how much fun church would be if it was run by 6 year olds
    I'm not gonna touch that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    Can you imagine how much fun church would be if it was run by 6 year olds
    Maybe we'd have some real freedom??? Freedom to worship? Freedom to prophecy? Freedom to cast out demons???

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