Time together

Once I started noticing, the signs kept piling up. Families don't necessarily want to split up when they go to church or participate in mission projects. "American families," according to a note in the Christian Century of May 29, 2007, "are increasingly giving priority to family time over involvement in church. Midweek church activities are especially upstaged by attendance at sports, music and other extracurricular activities. Some families are also reacting to the fact that church activities tend to split up family members according to age and gender rather than bring them together." Being church intergenerationally in worship, spiritual formation, and mission may just be the thing we've been looking for.