Found a great post today over at Churchrelevance.com (and yes that title can be an oxymoron…) I’ve had this argument many times, being on both sides of the conversation:
Will parents attend a church that doesn’t meet their needs if it meets the
needs of their children?
Sometimes I think yes, and other times I think no. Kent Shaffer has a great answer on this question:
SO WHAT DO PARENTS WANT?
Each parent has their own mix of “wants,” but here is a list of things that every parent seems to like:
A children’s ministry that makes their kids feel loved.
A children’s ministry and church with good security.
A children’s ministry that effectively teaches
their kids valuable lessons.
A children’s ministry that is fun and “wows” their kids.
A friendly church.
A church with good preaching.
A church with good worship.
A church that makes it easy to make friends.
A church that offers opportunities to get involved.
For more go HERE.