Tuesday, 26 June 2012

1 Simple Thing the Church of England Can Do To Be More Welcoming to Children

      Add a section entitled “Children’s names and dates of birth” to the Electoral Roll form.  At present, churches have no way of keeping track of the names, ages, and contact details of the children they work with, unless someone takes the trouble to hunt down all the parents and get the kids’ contact details from them.  When I arrived at St. George's, I had a list of "people on the electoral roll who have children" - but no information about which kids in Sunday School belonged with which names on the list, or how old the kids were.  You can comb through the Baptism registry for some of this information, but not every kid coming to your church was baptised there.

No comments:

Post a Comment