The Christmas season is not just for kids; it is for all people! During this special time of year, let children spend time with believers that are older and younger than them. Here are some simple ways your church can cultivate this atmosphere:
- Candlelight service – Allow children to participate in this special and sacred time. Perhaps they can pass out candles or bulletins as people arrive, lead a song, or even read the Christmas story to the congregation.
- Church meals – Keep the children in mind when planning these meals. Allow them to sit with the adults so they can feel like part of the church and like they are just as important.
- Advent – Allow children to help in lighting the candles in the main service or reading scripture.
- Christmas Caroling – Kids love singing! Be sure that if your church visits shut-ins and people in the community that you open it up to families and those who have children.