The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The vocation of childhood

Helping kids more clearly discern God's call in their daily lives

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

While it's a popular question for adults to ask children, it might not be the most useful one for their spiritual growth.

i-stockphoto.com/monkeybusinessimag"The question we really should be asking our kids is: 'What are you right now?' If we ask this different type of question, we can help kids begin to see that the things they're doing — all the different kinds of roles that they have as children — are important and pleasing to God," said Timothy J. Wengert, a professor of church history at the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia.

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