@julie burton posted:
Two years ago we had 17 children on roll under age 8. None of them attended Sunday School. Since the pandemic, I have learned we have lost several of those families to churches that have ive children's programs that meet during worship. Also, our leadership doesn't participate in the education program. I have been asked to meet with two new elders who have been made chair of Christian Education, but haven't attended in years. The Associate Pastor has tried to keep the children's program going, but there is little support from the Senior pastor. Where do I start???
I am feeling your pain! I am wondering if your senior pastor is aware of the importance of having a viable children's program as a reason for people to attend your church?
Would it be possible to go directly to the families and get them involved? (By-passing, so to speak, the leadership, AKA 'It's easier to ask forgiveness than to beg for permission.')