Family-Integrated Church`

I had no idea what I was looking for in a church even existed! 

I’ve posted on this subject before (https://wbmoore.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/young-adults-leave-the-church-in-droves/): modern churches are losing youth and young adults in droves. We are failing to evangelize and disciple them – even with programs aimed at them specifically.

I have long felt the modren youth and children’s ministries are insufficient to the task of evangelizing and discipling children and youth. It was not until recently that I found there is a name for churches which do not have age segregated ministries and work hard to empower the parents to evangelize and disciple their children – its called “Family-Integrated Church.” 

Apparently the degree of age separation varies with different churches, but most family-integrated churches apparently do not have age segregated Sunday school. Families learn and worship together. The parents are shown/modeled how to disciple their children. 

From what I see, apparently the idea is the family is the unit God chose to use to grow children and youth within, and this should be encouraged. And this is what a family integrated church does. 

We attended a church plant yesterday that is family-integrated, http://www.nlceads.org/, and had a great time!

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