Parable of the weedsHow can we engage children in worship when many of our services are geared towards auditory learners?

I was interested to read how one church have experimented with what they’ve termed “Pew Projects“:

I work at a church that is firmly committed to keeping children in worship. For us the question is, how do we keep children engaged in worship? This is an especially important question as we look at current trends in Sunday school attendance.

Something we’ve introduced to aid children during the sermon portion of worship is Pew Projects. It goes something like this: just before the the primary Scripture text for the sermon the children are invited forward. I give them something to listen for in the reading and a project they can work on in their pew.

For more information check out what they did with the Lord’s Prayer.

Do you do anything similar in your church?

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