Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sunday School & Inter-generational Philosophy

Leadership Journal just published an article entitled Let the Little Children Come by Angie Ward that challenges the traditional approach to "Sunday School". It's worth a read. In a digital world where everything is tailored to the consumers tastes we must stop and think of this effect on community. I believe that inter-generational ministry is important for the well being and future of the church. However, it is much more difficult than segmenting generations to program specific options. Separating generations for specific issues definitely has its place, but when we segment generations because we find older generations boring or young generations irritating we have then lost. This article provides some interesting ideas in how to integrate children into a Sunday service: