Questioning worship?

A child with a "just asking" expression

Have your kids ever asked why your family goes to church?

  • Because it’s a habit?
  • To refuel our soul?
  • To see your friends?
  • We were made to worship something; it might as well be God?
  • For some quiet time for the adults? (Because the kids spend part of the time in Sunday’s Cool.)

All of those are valid answers.

Start a family discussion around the family dinner table. (Or wherever your family is gathered together.) Say: “I am curious to hear your answers… Why do we go to church?”

Accept any replies and then ask another question: We go to church for many reasons, but why do we worship?

Again, be open to all the answers you get. Then steer the questioning towards what is worship? I like this definition:

(Worship) is a mysterious way of coming into God’s presence with people of my community. Carolyn C. Brown


Yes. Then there is this mystery:

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; 

his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:5

I love it! We go to church to worship God because God is good, all the time!

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Questioning girl by trazomfreak, who licensed this photo on Flickr under a Creative Commons License.

One thought on “Questioning worship?

  1. I like this one. I just started reading a book about worship that questions the old habits and makes one think about what we’re doing.

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