©Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
Soli Deo Gloria
We praise God that he has blessed us with children to bring up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). We believe that encouraging children to rightly worship God is one of the most important duties of parents and the church. To that end, we encourage parents to work toward the goal of worshiping together with their children by modeling worship to them and gradually teaching them the meaning of the different parts of worship (prayer, singing, scripture reading, confession of beliefs and of sin, the sacraments, preaching, and offering) while encouraging them to participate in the worship service as they become able. We provide a comfortable and accommodating nursery for young children up to around age 4 who need to eat or sleep or those who are restless and need to leave the service for a period of time. Nursing mothers are welcome to use a private area of the nursery to feed their infants. It is our desire that God be glorified by all those who gather in His presence - the young, the old and the children (Ps. 148:12-13) and that the elements of the service be understood and undertaken by all those present. Our children are members of the covenant community so it is our preference, and thus our policy, that children learn to worship by worshiping while gathered with all the other community members rather than separated into a smaller group. We ask that all members of the community respect others’ worship in both minimizing disturbances and extending grace to those in the process of training their children. Children’s learning aid handouts and crayons are available in the narthex near the main entry doors to help children focus on the sermon topic and occupy their time. Some helpful suggestions on how to encourage your children in developing discipline and more fully participating in worship are available at: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-family-together-in-gods-presence. For questions or comments please see a member of the Session (i.e., an elder). Approved by the Session on Monday, July 15, 2019
Children in Worship
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Policy
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church
Soli Deo Gloria
We praise God that he has blessed us with children to bring up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). We believe that encouraging children to rightly worship God is one of the most important duties of parents and the church. To that end, we encourage parents to work toward the goal of worshiping together with their children by modeling worship to them and gradually teaching them the meaning of the different parts of worship (prayer, singing, scripture reading, confession of beliefs and of sin, the sacraments, preaching, and offering) while encouraging them to participate in the worship service as they become able. We provide a comfortable and accommodating nursery for young children up to around age 4 who need to eat or sleep or those who are restless and need to leave the service for a period of time. Nursing mothers are welcome to use a private area of the nursery to feed their infants. It is our desire that God be glorified by all those who gather in His presence - the young, the old and the children (Ps. 148:12-13) and that the elements of the service be understood and undertaken by all those present. Our children are members of the covenant community so it is our preference, and thus our policy, that children learn to worship by worshiping while gathered with all the other community members rather than separated into a smaller group. We ask that all members of the community respect others’ worship in both minimizing disturbances and extending grace to those in the process of training their children. Children’s learning aid handouts and crayons are available in the narthex near the main entry doors to help children focus on the sermon topic and occupy their time. Some helpful suggestions on how to encourage your children in developing discipline and more fully participating in worship are available at: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-family-together-in-gods- presence. For questions or comments please see a member of the Session (i.e., an elder). Approved by the Session on Monday, July 15, 2019
Children in Worship
Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church Policy