Be totally inclusive

by Simon Parry
Posted at 09:19am on 18th March 2013

I love cola bottle sweets. But I know if I had a whole bag of them, not only would I be ill but also get bored of the same. That’s why I get some of those yummy pink shrimp ones too! Don’t just aim it at one area of church. Try and include everyone! Don’t have ‘special slots’ for the kids, or for the adults, but mix it all together. Design the celebration to flow from song to song and activity to activity. This shows that everyone is valued, important and can worship together.

Simon Parry has contributed songs to all of the Vineyard Great Big God albums and has played keyboards and led worship on most of them.  His funky songs include "Come on and Dance", "God You’re So Cool" and "God’s Love is Big".  He has led numerous Great Big God events across the UK as well as large scale children’s programmes at conferences such as Soul Survivor, New Wine and Easter People. Simon is the Kids' Pastor at St Paul's Ealing.