Is The Family-Integrated Church Right For You?

A family-integrated church (like Church Acadiana) keeps the family together.  It does not have the typical age-segregated ministries that separate kids from their parents such as children's church and youth group.  It is believed that the church can better reach and disciple children by keeping them with their parents and the church at large.

How do you know if the family-integrated church is right for you?

  1. Are you passionate about reaching your children for Christ?
  2. Do you feel called to teach your kids about God rather than outsourcing to someone else?
  3. Are you deeply concerned that the majority of kids who grow up in church leave after high school?
  4. Are you concerned that you do not know all that your children are being taught in Sunday school, or how engaged they are?
  5. Are you concerned that your children may pick up some bad habits from the other kids in Sunday school or youth group?
  6. Do you enjoy sitting next to your child in church?
  7. Are you willing to teach your child to behave in church?
  8. Do you believe that children are capable of learning a lot from the pastor's sermons and from adult Bible studies?
  9. Do you see children as a blessing and not a burden?
  10. Do you believe that children are the church of today, and not just the church of the future; that they can contribute much to the health of the church?
  11. Are you willing to sit down with your kids several days a week to teach them about God?
  12. Do you believe that the church's mission is to help you disciple your kids rather than to disciple them for you?
  13. Do you want your children around you as much as possible so they can learn not only from your instruction, but from your example?
  14. Are you content with being a part of a smaller church?
  15. Would you like to be a part of a church that is full of like-minded people who are all passionate about parents teaching their children about Christ?
The family-integrated church is different.  It is not for everyone.  It does not appeal to the masses.  But if you answered "Yes" to all or most of the questions above, then the family-integrated church is definitely something you should check out.  

If you would like to learn more about the family-integrated church and find out if it is right for your family, then please reach out to me.  I would love to chat with you!


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