10. Don't Forget the Kids
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In many churches, the kids ministry is completely separate from the main service. Not only are these kids out of their typical element of fun and games in learning about Christ on their level, they are dressed up in uncomfortable clothes in a quiet sanctuary. Visitors bringing children to Christmas service at a church other than their own will face the same challenge to occupy their littles as regular attenders. Having something for them do, an interactive way to involve them in the service, or entertain them while they sit with parents, really helps give the parents an opportunity to connect with Christ.
Teens and college-aged youth shouldn’t be overlooked, either. Many could be visiting with a boyfriend or girlfriend, or just sparked by their own curiosity or those of their friends. Maybe they’ve gone through a rough season or are sitting in heartache with nowhere else to turn. They could be back on winter break, sitting amidst their own church family, and still feel like visitors. The cusp of adulthood can be an extremely difficult transition. Give them a way to get connected, or stay connected, this Christmas and beyond.
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Meg encourages others to seek Him first through her life as a stay-at-home mom, career as a freelance writer, teaching Emoti-moms Weekly Bible Study, and leading the kids worship teams at her local church. She resides in a small, Northern lake town with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle. Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, http://sunnyand80.org.