Here is the BIG question for Christian parents of Tweens and Teens…
Should You MAKE Students Go to Church?
I love teaching our annual Confirmation Class at Christ Church. We call it Next Step (sounds cooler) but it is a Confirmation Class. Most of the students are Jr. High(ish) with a few younger and a few older. I hold the first and final sessions with parents or sponsors attending and I am often asked this question, “Should I make my students go to church?” I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question over my thirty years in ministry.
The rest of the conversation goes like this:
Me: “Why do you ask?”
Them: “My child is not a baby anymore and really doesn’t always want to attend with us. I am afraid if I make him/her go against their will as a twelve year old, I will burn them out on Christianity when they are older and they won’t want…
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