There are plenty of reasons given to send children away, when adults begin to worship. Below, are the four most common reasons I’ve heard to send kids out of the church’s regular worship. None of them are good, though some can be tempting. They all come with heavy consequences for the congregation, the parents, and the children.
Growing up I had never attended a church that separated kids from adults. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I encountered a church that was set up in such a way to make that split possible. This church had three services on Sunday morning. Their Sunday school/Bible study hour happened at the same time as the middle service. Many of my friends were members of this church and so I attended the high school Bible study with them for a while. I was caught off guard one morning, when one…
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