Perhaps you’ve been thinking about visiting a church. You probably have looked at a few websites, trying to get a feel for what Sunday morning looks like, especially the kids’ programs. If your children are like mine, they might be a bit nervous to visit a new church. Unfamiliar faces, big buildings, maybe not knowing many other kids there… it can be overwhelming.
I recently received a terrific email from a parent expressing some of these concerns. They went on to ask if they could bring their children to church during the week to meet me and see the building. My answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes!” What a great idea! This gives children the opportunity to see the space and sample activities. Parents have time to ask questions about our approach to teaching, safety policies and the church. Compared to Sunday mornings, I will have more time and individual attention to offer as I get to know the family and answer their questions.
So, parents, I offer you an invitation, on behalf of many, many church folks. You are invited to set up a weekday visit! We are serious about extending hospitality to all people. We know that you are looking for a church where your whole family feels at home. We want to welcome you and your family, give you a tour and answer your questions. I hope to meet you soon!
“Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.” Then he blessed the children and went away from there. Matthew 19:14-15.