Following the children’s lesson of our regular worship service, children from kindergarten through second grade leave the sanctuary to participate in their own worship service in our Fellowship Hall. Two adult leaders, plus an older child, guide the children in this service.
The service is quite simple, and, with the exception of the changing Bible story, it remains constant from week to week. The kids follow a simplified order of worship that echoes what the main congregation is using upstairs in the sanctuary. The hope is that the children’s worship service will allow children to worship more fully now — and in the future, when they join the grown-ups in the main service.
The concept and materials are based on Young Children and Worship by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome W. Berryman, available in our church library.