Here at Hopeton Church, we believe in Generational Synergy. We believe Joel 2:16 "Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber." We believe the result of this is Joel 2:28 "And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people...."
On Generational Synergy Sunday, we keep the children in the sanctuary with us. Our nurseries are closed in the sense that no one will be attending to the children in there, but they are available in case they are needed. We worship, we take communion, and then a short sermon is preached.
Our heart is to close the generational disconnect, and to grow our children up in The Lord. Many get to Junior High and have never sat through a church service. We are changing that statistic here at Hopeton Church with a monthly service.