Church as a family?

Then how do we handle the “children”? Like parenting adult children?

A new believer would require extra, specialized care like infants and toddlers. Those are important, foundational times for the new believer. A proper foundation will impact the future in significant ways. 

After a certain period of time, you’d expect growth and maturity. That time element will vary according to several factors. But growth and maturity should be expected as they move into their teens and college years. 

But if you parent adult children like you parent toddlers and teenagers, you’ve got a problem. The help you think you’re giving becomes a snare that disables them. 

Gradually pull back. Give them space. Let them be free to make decisions on their own. Let God’s Word light their path and the Holy Spirit will teach and guide them. 

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