#10: Why do we have a Time with Young Disciples?
The Time with Young Disciples is not about cuteness or amusing children during a long worship service. On the contrary, the children of our congregation, as baptized members, have a right to pastoral care, religious instruction, and participation in the communal worship of the church. Having a special time with the pastor communicates to children that they belong in worship, that God's Word is relevant to their young lives, and that the community of adults is invested in their spiritual growth. Adults also benefit from the Time with Young Disciples. Children and youth bring special gifts and fresh perspectives to mature Christians, reminding them that they too are God's children. During the Time with Young Disciples, we see that another generation of Christians is growing up because God is faithful. Now you know, Why We Do That.