So, you have moved to Santa Monica. You are excited about the move, and you are ready to start your family’s life there. There are so many things you love about being in Santa Monica, and you are excited about all the opportunities that will be available to you! The only hitch is that now need to join a new church family. You loved your old church, and it provided so many great services for your kids. You want to know that your new church will be able to provide some of the same things to your family, but how can you be certain? Selecting a new church is always a trying experience, but working diligently to find a church that you feel comfortable in is an important process, especially if you have a family whom you are considering in the process. Finding out the services offered to kids and youth in a Santa Monica Church should have a big impact on your decision to attend services there. After all, these days the church community is not just about what happens on Sunday. It is all well and good to enjoy the services and what is available to you on Sundays, but the telling qualities lie in the services and community building that happens outside of the church service. If you are considering a family as you select a church, you will need to make this a priority, just like the church team at Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades. They are truly a church that prioritizes what happens outside of the church service just as must as they prioritize the Sunday morning experience. With groups and communities for people of all ages and kids of all stages, you can be sure to find the right group for your family.
If you are not searching for a church with your family in mind, you will still want to find a church that makes kids and people of different ages a priority. Indeed, family focused churches are important because you know that there is a focus on the next generation instead of just a focus on the immediate. By keeping kids and youth at the center of the discussion, you know that a Christian church is committed to the Biblical principles of caring for the children and helping them to grow in love. This should be an important factor in choosing a church even if you are not a person with children, because it lets you know that the church you are a part is growing.
Part of a good commitment to youth and children is a commitment to young adult services. This is a population that often gets left behind and forgotten about as churches are growing. Does your church have a strong singles ministry? Does your church provide opportunities for college students? These are groups that need the church’s love and support as well, and when you find a church community that provides those things, you know something is being done right!