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Multi-generational or Family integrated churches?

WHats your thoughts on it? I love it

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Asked by UAFwife at 10:08 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • i don't have any idea what you're talking about... i thought churches were for people of all ages and for families??

    Answer by figaro8895 at 10:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Do you mean churches that have a large Families, or the entire extended Family go to that church? If so, i think it is great. We go to church with My Aunt & Uncle and their 4 children.

    Answer by RheaF at 11:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Yea like that. Churches are for fmaily but alot of churches believe that the children should be in the kids class while the parents are in the church.. Or bible Studies that offer it to all ages and everyone in the family. They are hard to find from what i am experiencing. Coming from one back home and now in a place where there is no family integrated churches. Or atleast a bible study where children participate as well

    Comment by UAFwife (original poster) at 11:54 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Oh. In ours we have what we call Sacrament meeting. The kids stay in there with us, to take the Sacrament too, and hear the talks. They dont always listen,lol, or sit still. I have spent many meetings walking the halls with DS till he went to sleep, and DD usually brings her crayons and colors. But they stay in there with us. Then after that we split up into Sunday school classes. The kids go to Primary and we go to Sunday School. Kids learn differently than Adults do, so they need to be in a different class.

    Answer by RheaF at 12:06 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I definitely believe children should be in worship with the adults, not separated out. Our pastor calls them noisy blessings :)

    Answer by solamama at 12:57 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Yep. The only reason I take DS out, is when he gets sleepy. (he is 18 months) DD is 4 and loves to sing along with everyone. She may not know the words, but she makes up her own,lol. We also have church quiet bags for each of the kids. Filled with snacks, quiet toys, crayons and books.

    Answer by RheaF at 7:43 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Our Church has always been this way. Our new Priest even has the children bring up the family gifts to front of the alter during the Collection.

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 7:51 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Our church offers children's church, toddler time, and nursery, but nobody is required to send their children to any of these. Occasionally DS will stay in church with us, but he usually likes to go to children's church where the lessons are specifically tailored towards children.

    Answer by CaLizzyMom at 8:32 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

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