You're doing something right.
Well, lots of things. But in particular I'm thinking about the way the church is a family, and relates to families and kids.
It's been a busy week at church, with all the special Easter events. We were there Thursday evening for the Maundy Thursday soup and bread potluck and Lord's Supper. We were there again Friday evening for the Tenebrae Service. And on Sunday, though we missed the Sunrise Service at the farm (maybe next year), we were at church for Easter Service and the potluck brunch.
So I could understand if the boys were feeling a little "churched out", but I haven't heard a word of complaint. In fact, they were were happy and willing to go to the extra events. (Of course, food being involved always helps, but isn't the only draw!)
And here's the kicker...
Gunnar was playing with a friend recently, and came into the kitchen with a sigh.
"Mom, it's really sad. ****'s got the wrong idea about church. He thinks it isn't any fun and it's just for grown-ups. That's really sad."
Because that's obviously not the message that Gunnar is getting.
And let me put that in perspective...
Our church does have Sunday School, with wonderful, devoted, godly teachers who bring God's Word to our kids at their level. But other than that... the kids are included with the adults. They are in church with the family. And there is no children's church, no children's sermon, no children's worship with hand-motions and dancing. None of the stuff that is supposed to entertain and amuse children.
Oh, except being included. And being allowed and expected to participate. And occasionally being recognized for that. I've mentioned this before, here and here.