God at Work…In Our Children’s Ministry

When Emma was small, Crossgate was in its beginning stage. The church had not “organized” and was not in its own building.  The normal place for children was in the service and, well, sometimes out of the service if they got too verbose!  Young children cannot be little adults no matter how cute they look in their fine Sunday clothes!  If you might be concerned that the whole world must be watching or thinking about the behaviour of your children during Sunday service, we are not!  

In my day, I was approached by loving “older” members with many an encouraging word.  Now it is my turn and I feel privileged to offer the encouragement!  Your children are learning that it is important to come to God’s house and to listen.  At their young age, this is an important lesson even if they cannot listen.:) They are watching the actions of adults, teenagers, and older children as we sing to the Lord with great volume and sit quietly as a pastor leads us in prayer to our Heavenly Father.  All these experiences get embedded in a child.  I have a fond memory during the hymn singing at my home church of looking around at the throngs of people all offering their sacrifice of praise to their God…..I knew God was in that place.  I have reflected on that moment and now, of course, realize that it was a great gift to be given at a young age.  God is real, tangible and loving.  So, we are glad to have your young ones in the service!

With everything going on, the family in worship has become an even more important and needed experience.  Your church family wants to know your children and offer you that support!  Take heart, that even when you do not hear all of the sermon because you are focused on your child’s needs, God is faithful to you and your children.  It is a season of purposing your own personal time with God as often as you can AND training your children for the relationship with Him you pray for. 
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.  Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.”         -Galatians 6:9,10
—submitted by Leslie Warlick, Nursery Coordinator  

2 Responses to “God at Work…In Our Children’s Ministry”

  1. Kathy Kuhman says:

    Thank you Leslie for this sweet reminder. I agree that it is good for our children to see adults worship our God. Thank you for your leadership in the Nursery. May we all be able to come back together soon. Love you and your family.

  2. Ellen Bell says:

    Thank you, Leslie. This is something young parents need to know. I’m going to share it with some of our grandchildren who are raising their families now.


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