Should We Have Kids Programs at Church?


Should we have kids’ programs at church, or should they be a part of a corporate worship service on Sunday morning? Many churches have alternative worship services for children during the adults’ worship service. Is this healthy for the children and for the congregation? Cathy Stonehouse discusses the relevance of having a truly corporate worship service that includes children.


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  1. A view from the pew: Based on my experience, it is a mistake to take children out of the “adult” worship service. Being forced to “endure” them as a child coupled with my mother’s approach to worship is what gave me the greatest sense of there was something bigger and greater going on.


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