(Acts 2:46-47; Ephesians 4:11-13)
The Situation: Children ask, “Do we have to go to church?” Many kids don’t want to attend church activities because they don’t sense personal responsibility to God. Children don’t feel as if they belong or that they matter to the church as a whole. They have not yet learned to appreciate the importance of their church family.
The Solution: Being part of a local church is a great privilege! Members of the body of Christ enjoy a vertical relationship with Jesus Christ—their Head. Participating in worship is essential to remain close to Him. Chris- tians also enjoy horizontal relationships with other believers. God gives each church member spiritual gifts to serve and build each other up.
What You Can Do: Communicate to your child that your family’s most important activity of the week is meeting with God. Model this priority by showing enthusiasm, speaking positively, and being prompt. Build ‘community’ with other church families. Be involved with each other. Belong!
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