Puck says that “In 10 years, computers will be superfast. We’ll be able to play games using brain sensors.” I love how kids are forward thinking, I just wonder how often we listen to them?
I dislike the “they’re the church of tomorrow” concept – it’s rubbish. Children and young people are part of the church today and their opinion should matter every bit as much as an adults. I challenge everyone reading this (whether you go to church or not), to find a group of children and ask their opinion on something to do with the way you provide a service for them, their answer may not make any sense at all but I bet if you act on those comments the service will improve.
As a continuation of that – why is it that we only encourage young adults into leadership of things? we have workshops to learn about leading churches, leading worship, leading youth groups, leading lent courses, leading services, leading …. but the Bible talks about so many other gifts – where are the weekends away to focus on prophecy or creative arts?
I’m assuming Puck Meerburg has pretty encouraging parents, people who value the gifts their Son has – we need to value the gifts that our whole church has and listen to kid’s opinions.