Q: My daughter, a fourth-grader, wants to be a lector. All of our readers are adults, but more than half of our congregation is made up of children and youth. How should I pursue this idea at my church?
A: There's no rule or reason why children and youth can't serve as lectors.
They're as much a part of the family of God and the worship life of the church as adults.
Talk to your child's Sunday school teacher about your daughter's desire to be part of worship, and bring the idea to the lector leader or pastor.
Chances are good that you'll get a welcome reception.
And perhaps your child's involvement will help spark a renewed sense of intergenerational worship (and leadership) within the life of your congregation.
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