July 20, 2022

Five Resources on Welcoming Families in Worship

This month we offer five resources on Welcoming Families in Worship. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers, blogs, and the monthly digest.

In Be a Blessing for Young Families, Timothy Carr gives us concrete ways to connect with families in the areas surrounding our churches.

Sarah Townsend Leach relates from personal experience what young families want and need from our churches in her blog, Welcoming Young Families.

In The Millennial Token Parable, Melissa Rau talks about a hypothetical young millennial family and what they do and do not find in a typical church.

“… yes, youth are the future of our church. Yet they are not ‘only’ the future, but are the church today.” In her blog, Young People: Not Merely the Church’s Future, Vanessa Riutta advocates for including youth in the church.

In Let the Children Come To Me, Jamie Martin Currie discusses intentional ways that churches can provide hospitality to children and their families.