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More and more churches want to provide a comfortable and welcoming experience for families to worship together. Worshipping with children in our midst can be a vital asset to a faith community -- not solely because they need to learn something from us, but because we need to learn something from them as well. Having a faith community that loves children -- their noises, outbursts, jittery movements, and all -- is a wonderful gift to families as well as the whole community at large.
This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.
The Rev. Theresa Cho is an associate pastor at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. Her experience teaching children with special needs and working in a multi-racial urban congregation in Chicago and Seoul, Korea, contribute to her passion for child advocacy, creating intergenerational worship experiences, and urban ministry.
Brought to you by Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project, with funding by the Lilly Foundation.