5 Reasons to Take your Family to Church

There’s something special about taking your family to church. The benefits from it are generational and many times beyond what we see in the moment. Every time we go, something great can take place.

Taking your family to church lays a foundation that is building for long-term faith and success. This is why consistency is big because things are building, foundations are being laid, and spiritual support is given. All of this is huge, and when we take our family to church, we’re building on a firm foundation.

This is how one of the Psalms says it:

“13. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. 14. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green.”

Psalms 92:13-14

So here are five reasons to take your family to church.

First, it gives the family an outlet for their faith. 

If our faith doesn’t have an outlet, it becomes abstract and out of reach. Conversely, when our faith has an outlet, it can thrive and grow because it’s being released. 

This is vital for a family to have individual faith and a family bond around it.

Second, it helps the family worship together.

Worship is powerful, and when we do it as a family, it fortifies what we do, who we are, and who we worship. It’s good for our family to see each other worship. It takes away the awkwardness and makes it normal. 

If you think about it, so many families have outbursts when they fight, party together, and go crazy for their favorite sports teams. Since these things, and more, take place, shouldn’t we worship Jesus together?

Make this a normal thing, because Paul said it is our reasonable thing to do (see Romans 12:1-2).

Third, it gives support in parenting. 

Right now more than ever, parents need a team to raise their kids. Having a kid’s pastor and a youth pastor speak into your kids’ lives is invaluable. Our kids need trusted people to help them, and furthermore, they need other kids and teens that are reaching God around them. 

I can’t stress enough how important this is, and when a family has it, the benefits are huge! 

Fourth, it gives the family a chance to serve beyond themselves.

When we serve something bigger than ourselves, we grow past ourselves. This is so healthy for all of us because our tendency is to live for me, myself, and I. But that is a shallow and stunted life. True growth happens when we serve and give of ourselves to something more.

I encourage families to serve together, to be engaged together, and to make it a family thing to give back. This is how we grow!

Fifth, it gives the opportunity for God moments.

Recently, my son AJ had a God moment that changed his life, and it happened through our kid’s pastor. He will never forget that because when God marks us, nothing can take it away.

We all need God moments. This is where we’re marked, broken, and changed. These moments are what we need, and it’s what God wants to give us.

These moments can happen anywhere, and they do. However, being a part of a local church gives intentionality for God to move. Being with a bigger group of people brings us into the presence of God. This is what we all need, and when our hearts are soft toward God, things will be better.

Isn’t this what we want? Of course!

Be intentional and take your family to church as often as you can. Make it a part of what you do. Fortify the moments, the memories, and the rhythm of being a part of God’s church. 

Trust me, not only do your kids and spouse need it, you need it. We all need it, and when we make the decision, God will give the provision!

Please don’t put this off. The days are long, but the years are short, and the moment is now.

When you build on the rock, your family will not be shaken!

Have a great day, and may God bless your family.


Pastor David Norris

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