5 Reasons to Take Your Family to Church
There’s something special about taking your family to church. Its benefits are generational and often beyond what we see at the moment. Every time we go, something incredible can take place.
Taking your family to church lays a foundation for building long-term faith and success. Consistency is considerable because things are made, foundations are applied, and spiritual support is given. All of this is huge, and when we take our family to church, we build on a firm foundation.
This is how one of the Psalms says it “For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. 14. Even in old age, they will still produce fruit and remain vital and green.”Psalms 92:13-14
So here are five reasons to take your family to church:
First, it gives the family an outlet for their faith.
If our faith doesn’t have an outlet, it becomes abstract and out of reach. Conversely, when our faith has an outlet, it can thrive and grow because it’s being released.
This is vital for a family to have individual faith and a family bond around it.
Second, it helps the family worship together.
Worship is powerful, and when we do it as a family, it fortifies what we do, who we are, and who we worship. It’s good for our family to see each other worship. It takes away the awkwardness and makes it normal.
If you think about it, many families have outbursts when they fight, party, and go crazy for their favorite sports teams. Since these things occur, shouldn’t we worship Jesus together?
Please make this a regular thing because Paul said it is our reasonable thing to do (see Romans 12:1-2).
Third, it gives support in parenting.
More than ever, parents need a team to raise their kids. Having a kid’s pastor and a youth pastor speak into your kids’ lives is invaluable. Our kids need trusted people to help them and other kids and teens reach God around them.
I can’t stress enough how important this is; the benefits are enormous when a family has it!
Fourth, it gives the family a chance to serve beyond themselves.
When we serve something bigger than ourselves, we grow past ourselves. This is healthy because we tend to live for ourselves and me. But that is a shallow and stunted life. Actual growth happens when we serve and give of ourselves to something more.
I encourage families to serve, be engaged, and make it a family thing to give back. This is how we grow!
Fifth, it allows God moments.
Recently, my son AJ had a God moment that changed his life, and it happened through our kid’s pastor. He will never forget that because nothing can take it away when God marks us. We all need God’s moments. This is where we’re marked, broken, and changed. These moments are what we need, and it’s what God wants to give us.
These moments can happen anywhere, and they do. However, being a part of a local church gives intentionality for God to move. Being with a bigger group of people brings us into the presence of God. We all need this, and things will be better when our hearts are soft toward God. Isn’t this what we want? Of course!
Be intentional and take your family to church as often as you can. Make it a part of what you do. Fortify the moments, the memories, and the rhythm of being a part of God’s church.
Trust me, not only do your kids and spouse need it; you need it. We all need it, and God will give the provision when we decide!
Please don’t put this off. The days are long, but the years are short, and the moment is now.
When you build on the rock, your family will not be shaken!
Have a great day, and may God bless your family.