It's Sunday morning and you're optimistic. You have enough
material for every child on your class roster, and you're excited
about what you've planned.
When class begins, however, only half the class is present. Two
families are on vacation. One child is sick, two are with their
fathers, and one is with his mother for the weekend. You can
understand the vacation and the illness, but the children you see
only 50 percent of the year because of divorce really bother you.
How can you minister to these part-time kids-children of divorced
and separated parents?
The church can serve as a healing community to provide hope and
help for families who've experienced divorce. Even though we have
less time with these children, we can meet the needs of the parents
and the children. Here's how.