Our church is in the midst of shoring up ways to minister to and shepherd the many children God has blessed our small church with. We are one of those weird churches that only has a nursery for children ages 3 and under; after that, the kids come right on in to “big church.” There are a number of reasons that we do this, and there are a number of obstacles to doing this. One of the greatest obstacles is helping folks work through the inner are-they-getting-it debate.
As it turns out, everyone I have had the opportunity to talk with has been pretty amazed at how much the kids do get while sitting in “big church.” I have had kids from our church sit down and explain the ins-and-outs of the gospel, the Lord’s supper, and particular passages as well as many adults and some seminary students could. However, we are always still wrestling through the various issues of making disciples of our children. In this vein, here is a great article by another PCA church planter specifically about talking with your kids about the sermon.