7 Ways to Connect Church and Home

1. Have an Open House  Set up preschool and children’s rooms for a teaching session. Invite parents to view their children’s room and lead parents through the session.

2. Bring a Parent to Sunday School Have your 1st-6th graders invite a parent to attend Sunday School with them. Plan your Sunday morning session as usual, this will allow parents to participate with their children.

3. Minister to New Parents Start a FIRST CONTACT Ministry to new and expectant parents. Visit in the homes before and after a child is born. Prepare a special meal for parents who have had a baby during the past year. Consider having a special program with music or a speaker. Provide childcare.

4. Plan a Children’s Day  Designate one Sunday each year to honor children, their teachers at church, and their families. Read more in Children’s Day . Plan a worship service geared toward children but for the whole family.

5. Encourage Neighborhood Fellowships  Enlist leaders who are willing to open their homes for a fun fellowship for children and their families that live near them.

6. Conduct a Parent Seminar Plan a quarterly parent seminar.

7. Celebrate Christmas Plan a special fellowship for families of preschoolers and children. Plan games, stories, and crafts that emphasize the true meaning of Christmas.  

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