How can we make it better for YOU?
Jack Klumpenhower, of “The Gospel Teacher,” has featured an excerpt from Children in
Church at his website. Jack also includes his own thoughts on the topic of children in church, in part from his book, Show them Jesus. We invite you to go over and read the excerpt and make your way around Jack’s helpful website, as well.
“May I Go to Church, Too?”
What are kids missing when we keep them out of the “adult” service? More importantly, what are WE missing about the purpose of worship?
It should be obvious that I think a gospel-rich Sunday school class, club or camp is a good place for kids. I teach in such places, and I’m honored whenever parents entrust their
children to me by bringing those kids to a class I’m leading. What may be less obvious is that I believe it’s also good, as a general principle, for those kids to be in worship services with the rest of the church as well. (Read More)
Some of you have asked when Children in Church would be available in an electronic for. Your time has come! The book is now available at Amazon.com in the popular Kindle format. You don’t even need to own a Kindle reader, the app is available for many devices – and it’s free.
Please go check it out at Amazon.
Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship by Curt Lovelace and Sandra Lovelace (May 22, 2014)
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An excerpt from our book, Children in Church:Nurturing Hearts of Worship. This book is available at the addresses listed below.
While we consider bringing the next generation into the blessings that await them in corporate worship and look forward to the enrichment their participation will bring to the body as a whole, it is important to remember some specific directions from the apostle Paul. Through him, God reminds the Corinthian church about the purpose and practice of the worship service, telling them, “All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church” (1 Corinthians 14:26), in an atmosphere cultivated to “let all things be done decently and in order” (14:40 KJV).
Corporate worship is meant to reflect the character of God. There should be a sense of decency and order whenever the saints come together for worship. Chaos, disorganization, disruptions, and distractions are not of God and should therefore be limited as much as possible. All believers should enter the sanctuary with hearts and minds set on the One they intend to worship.
Worship in the corporate setting provides the opportunity to blend and multiply our love and devotion to God with brothers and sisters of every economic or ethnic group, physical aspect or ability, intellectual capacity or academic standing, emotional development or spiritual maturity, and a host of other variations.
We would suggest that this divinely‑ordained diversity also includes a wide range of ages. The diversity of those who gather to worship wonderfully reflects the humanity God created and the very Godhead itself.
What does the Bible say about children in church? Read the book by Curt and Sandra Lovelace to learn more about it.
Dear International Friends, most of you are aware that Book Depository, based in the UK, offers free shipping anywhere in the world. We would like them to carry Children in Church: Nurturing Heats of Worship. In order for that to happen they need to hear from YOU.
Please go to their website and use their “contact” form to let them know you’d like them to carry Children in Church. The more of you they hear from, the more likely it becomes that they will order our book.
She’ll be at the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo in Manchester, Missouri THIS FRIDAY, 28 MARCH.
Come by the Math-U-See / Demme Learning / Building Faith Families booth and say hello.
When you purchase our book, Sandra will happily autograph it for you.
Please rejoice with us over the release of our first ever joint manuscript, Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship.
God granted us 30 years in pastoral ministry as we raised our own children and welcomed our grandchildren into our lives. He drew us into His Word as we sought His answers to many questions that arose in all three areas. It is His faithfulness in this simple act of faith that led us to our position and practice. And so we share it with you.
You can place an order for your very own copy at
While problems persist with this website, you can still order Children in Church: Nurturing Hearts of Worship. Please use this link and order many. This book is appropriate as a gift for family, friends and church members.
We do hope you’ll buy this book. It expresses our deep desire to see families worship together. It also gives the Biblical foundation for such a desire and practical ways by which to get there.