The beauty of a church is when individuals and families made up children, youth and adults from different generations - whether single, married, divorced, widowed, intact, broken, blended, foster, adopted, rich, poor, healthy, dysfuctional or 'seemingly' perfect - Gather together to worship as God's family. Beautiful! Every generation and person belongs!
The children's ministry at The Gathering is called "Kids' Place". We believe that children have a place in God's Kingdom and the Church now. Many times their simple wisdom can be astounding! Elementary and Toddlers join the adults for worship, then go to Kids' Place. David wrote in Psalm 8:2, and quoted by Jesus in Matthew 21:16, "out of the mouths of children and infants praise is perfected!" Kids belong!
The passion of a teen who loves the Lord is unmatched! God has always empowered young men and women to do amazing things! David took down Goliath. Jeremiah was called to be a prophet. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood out among the crowd. Mary was young virgin who obeyed God. Jesus blew the minds of scholars at age 12! God still believes in our youth today! Youth belong!
Six generations of adults share this planet... GI Gen 1901-26, Silents 1927-45, Boomers 1946-64, Gen X 1965-80 and Millenials 1981-2000. Gen Z, born after 2001, begins now. Honoring those who have blazed the trail before us and investing in those who will carry the torch after us, we can share one another's faith, wisdom, experience and creativity. You are never too young or too old to learn, make a difference or belong!
Every Generation Belongs!
Everyone belongs! Every person, family & generation!