I shared in a recent post that TBC used to play church in her room by singing hymns in front of the mirror. I’ve had parishioners tell me that their preschoolers “play church” by pretending to preach to their dolls and stuffed animals.
I wonder how most children play church. Do they pretend to be preachers? Choir directors? Organists? Sunday School Teachers?
Or do they “play church” by pretending to make casseroles for their neighbors? Do they “play church” by pretending to stock food pantries or driving someone to the hospital or praying with somebody?
As some of our faith communities are shifting from a worship-focus to a mission focus, I’m wondering if our children are noticing. How do the children in your life “play church”? Or do they?