"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.
"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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