Andy Stanley Wants Adults to Prioritize Their Kids at Church
March 16, 2016
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After Andy Stanley shared in a sermon that those who attend small churches are selfish, he has since shared in an interview that he regrets how five minutes have undermined what he has worked hard to do all of this life. Stanley shared that he supports those in small churches, and he intended to challenge his listeners to prioritize reaching out to their kids rather than maintaining their own comfort.
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Why this matters for church leaders:
Our children are the future of the church, and Andy Stanley’s clarification is important to consider about making a place for them.
How can your church make the next generation a higher priority, even, if necessary, at the expense of the older generation’s comfort?
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- Churches of all sizes are required: Andy Stanley rightfully apologized for criticizing smaller churches and saying that those who attend them are selfish.
- Who is comfortable at church? In his clarification, Stanley shared that his church prioritizes ministry to their children and making sure they feel welcome and included.
- Churches that span generations: What does it look like to have a multi-generational ministry? Are there certain groups that need to give up control in order to make this a reality?
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