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Experience of worship with parents foundational for young children

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At what age should children attend worship with their parents?

Decades ago, the answer would have been simple. In most Alabama Baptist churches, everyone from babies to senior adults would have attended the Sunday morning service, the Sunday evening service and the Wednesday night service together.

That changed in the latter half of the 20th century, as churches began to focus outreach efforts on young families, and children’s ministry beyond the traditional Sunday School program began to take shape. In many churches, that included taking children out of the worship service for “children’s church,” a child-friendly alternative to all or a portion of the traditional service, a program common in churches of all sizes today. (continued…)

Read the full article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – http://thealabamabaptist.org/print-edition-article-detail.php?id_art=35954&pricat_art=1

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