Small groups (home Bible studies) are an essential enviornment at our church, and as a staff member I have to be in one. Our current group will adjourn in the fall and I am contemplating if having an AP-style group is possible. Right now, DS (13mo) comes with us, but he is the only child who does so. The other 4 kids in the group are sleeping at home with babysitters.
The small groups staff at church has never seen a parent/child group work successfully on both the teaching and deep-sharing front, but I hoping to brainstorm a new model that could work. Any ideas or experiences?
There are two areas I'd need to address:
Content: I know how to do child-friendly content (I am a children's minsiter), but something that is both child-friendly and adult-learning-level worthy is whole different thing for me. I don't have the time to create something from scratch long-term.
Sharing: I don't know how to create a setting that allows adults to share as deeply as they need to about their lives while still being child-friendly.
Edited by pandd06 - 2/8/12 at 6:21pm