Just got off the phone with a pastor who serves a very small town congregation in ND which used to convinced that they have no children anymore. Last Christmas, they included grandchildren who were visiting grandparents for Christmas in their Christmas service. It took some preparation to identify grandkids ahead of time who would be visiting and get them the material ahead of time. They had one big practice the day before. This summer for VBS they are again intentionally including the grandchildren and grandparents. Even to the point that some of the grandkids are coming to visit grandma & grandpa during the week of VBS. Some of the grandkids are not regular church goers. But, here is an opporutnity to present the Gospel to them. This is a congregation who typically worships 41 on a Sunday. They have 26 kids enrolled in VBS.
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