Voice of Youth

Gleaning from Our Youth – What is Church About?

The pure perspective of kids can be ripe for gleaning insight.  We asked our first and second graders as well as a member of JYF about why they go to church and what is FMC about, and here’s what they had to say.  How do these answers compare to yours?  


Why go to church? To connect with God.

What’s this church about?  Being in community and connecting to God.


“I like that we have a children’s time for little kids who probably won’t be able to pay attention to the sermon. “


First and Second Grade

Why go to church? 

  • To learn about God
  • To be with people
  • To learn about God and what Jesus tells everybody to do
  • Sing “Over My Head” 

See their drawings below. 



About the author

Carla Schmid

Carla is entering into a new phase of life—working outside the home and having two school aged children who no longer depend on her for their daily survival needs. She is attempting to find work/life balance (the struggle is real) and finding that daily meditation is helping.

Kenda Friend

Kenda is in the “reinventing stage” of her life, having a blast balancing starting her own company with navigating the world of parenting high-schoolers.