Why Doesn’t My Kid want to come to church (part 2)
Part 2 in observations from a Pastor’s heart: Why Doesn’t My Kid Want to Come to Church?
[Missed Part 1? Click here]
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well. Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Chapter 1
So the process of dwelling on this in prayer has led to several other observations and thoughts as I spent time processing the depth of the overall question. What are my priorities? This leads to another factor.
Why don’t my kids want to come to church?
Maybe it is because you don’t want to come to church either?
Are you living out an example before them?
Some of the folks that seem so concerned that their teenager is not wanting to come to church, are living out a lack of fellowship with other believers as priority in their lives. It makes me think about my own attitude and reaction to church/worship as well as the people of God. How this has an affect on the spiritual life of my teenager
It isn’t about numbers. It isn’t about making the pastor feel good. It isn’t about you, me or any of “us.” It is all about God. Our dedication to worship together and in ministry with each other is a direct reflection of what God has done for us and the joy that it brings my life. I don’t go to church to make myself happy, I go to church to worship and give glory to God. I am happy because of what God did for me, sending Christ to pay the penalty for my sin.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching
Yeah I know you already know the verses, but lets apply this to our children too! When worship together with God’s people is a priority in our lives, it will “spur our children towards love and good deeds. What greater earthly joy can we have but to see our children carry on our acts of worship towards God. Don’t give up!
Join with me in praying for us to live this out in front of our children and to see them long for worship along side us! Don’t give up !