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Hosting Large Events at Your Church

The risks and rewards of inviting big groups.

Hosting Large Events at Your Church

Recently, a friend invited me to a special event at her church, which was being sponsored by her women's group. It sounded like a great way to check out the church and meet some new people, plus childcare would be provided.

When we arrived, we left our kids in the preschool room with a dozen other children and two adults. After the event, we returned to pick up our sons. The caregivers were chatting with each other while my friend's child busied himself with toy trucks. I didn't see my child. Not yet concerned, I checked around the room, but he wasn't there.

When it became clear the caregivers had no idea when he left or with whom he'd left, my anger was second only to my terror. Imagining my three-year-old abducted, or wandering into traffic, I began to panic. Fortunately, he was found roaming the hallways. But the damage had been done; I never set foot in that church ...

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  • March 1, 2013

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