A Sunday (35) in Life of a Pastor/Mother: RIP

Exploring Worship in New Ways

Still Waters

Today was the last day that children’s sermons take up space in worship. Beginning next Sunday, worship will move to being more intergenerational. These next two months, we will experiment with music, seating layout, preaching styles, and liturgy. We will explore ways that are inviting to all ages, extroverted and introverted, cerebral and tactile, and those that are familiar and not familiar with church rituals. Having kids in worship will challenge us to be intentional about why we do worship the way we do it – how is it inviting and how is it prohibitive.

Of course, eliminating children’s sermons aren’t the only things going away. Sunday school is usually held during worship. Because it is important that children be in worship, Sunday school in the traditional sense will cease and instead those in grades K-5th grade will be invited to participate in an age-appropriate lesson during the sermon time…

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