I spent this morning with the congregation at the Chapel at RAF Leuchars. Children everywhere. It was great.
So I came home and plunged into ‘Rural Children, Rural Church’. Before I had left the introduction, I had fallen over this passage:
‘The real battle for children being part of the church, however, is not about finding workers to lead children’s groups or establishing more accessible worship. It is about changing the hearts and minds of long-term Christians who wish to maintain the present traditions to the point that they lose sight of the Church’s mission among the youngest and most vulnerable generation.’