Missional Community: Integrating Children
Here’s some good advice on what to do with your Children in a Missional Community setting.
One of the many challenges that Community Groups face is how to handle children in the community. We have a key conviction that children should be included and seen as members of the Community Group.
This means they are seen as members of the community that need to be discipled with the gospel as we seek to be a community on mission. If we don’t count the children, then we could easily find ourselves in the situation one of our Community Groups faced where there were 14 adults and a total of 16 children. That’s 30 total people that must be considered and accounted for in order to even meet as a Community Group.
In New York City, there are no apartments that fit 30 people and even if there were, 16 children in one apartment is asking for chaos and destruction. It became unmanageable and impeded the ability of…
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Posted on February 27, 2012, in missional communities, Uncategorized and tagged Children, Christian Living, Discipleship, Missional Communities, Parenting, Raising Christian children, Teaching the Faith. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.