It is the practice of many churches to remove the children for most or all of the Sunday worship service for a “children’s church.” Pastor Christopher D. Hall calls this a disservice.
I’ve seen only a few pre-kindergarteners singing the liturgy, at least not without skipping, swaying, or twirling. I’ve only heard a few lower elementary kids comment on a particular sermon. But they have ears. They have received the Holy Spirit, for God is at work in them, even if they do not understand intellectually. “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them,” Jesus said. Jesus is there in those means of grace.
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