A lot of kids have a hard time sitting through church. Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother, Joel, were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had enough. She said, “You’re not supposed to talk out loud in church.” Joel asked, “Why? Who’s going to stop me?” Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those guys standing by the door? They’re hushers.” It’s hard getting kids to listen in church, but giving kids things to do can help. Depending on the age, you can encourage them to write down all the Bible verses they hear. Or encourage them to write down questions they have when they don’t understand something.

Suggested Reading: Luke 11:28,, James 1:22