The B-word

We’re still in the process of installing and defending our new check-in system. It’s simple, great and wonderful… even for the parents…

Except those parents who want to send their kids to class from the car and expect to be able to pull them out of line before they’re in class properly afterward.

Today one of my leaders asked a parent to wait until the kids were transferred from Children’s Church into Small Groups before pulling them out. They pitched a raving fit and stormed off mumbling how she was a female dog.

I’ve been in inner-city ministry for nearly 10 years now… I’ve been called everything in the book… but never in the walls of my own church.

We’re going to ask our Pastor to address parental behavior during the next service. Once they hear that he’s behind it 100%… I’m figuring we’ll hear less and less of that.

I’m also going to find out who this parent was and talk to them face-to-face. That’s the great thing about check in… built-in accountability!! I figure about two weeks of their kids sitting in service with them should help them appreciate those who serve them. 🙂

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