Sustaining church families

Author: Mr Jonathan Richardson

Published on: 25 May 2022

One of the challenges of working with children and young people in church is ensuring that their whole family is supported.

At a recent activity day for young people who have parents or carers in ministry we asked them to identify some of the highs and lows. They told us that the sense of community, friends and free biscuits were high on the list. At the other end they identified people having high expectations of them, being the first and last at church and the impact of the church on their home as significant worries.

The experience of these young people may be unusual, but they are often a catalyst in a church for others to come. With elderly congregations we often look to those with families to step up to volunteer – but we must be aware of the extra pressure this puts on their children.

It is also important to help families nurture the faith of their children.


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Mr Jonathan Richardson

Children, Youth & Families Development Officer

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