One of the more controversial aspects of historically reformed worship in our modern world is that of children being present in what some call “big church”.
The reason for this practice is rooted in the biblical pattern, as the psalmist says “ We will not hide them from their children (the works of the Lord), but will tell a future generation the praiseworthy acts of the LORD, his might, and the wondrous works he has performed (Ps 78:4).
This means young and old, and all in between belong in the church. For many people, this practice is the hardest to adapt to since most people are used to some form of “kids’ church” or “Sunday school” that takes place during corporate worship.
Why, then, would we insist on having kids in worship?