I'm still examining my change in thought process about this subject, which encompasses a couple of different areas; I'll probably address the thought processes in a different post later. For now, help me to understand why we IFBers do things certain ways. Allow me to preface: I have no intention of changing denominations. I'm a Christian by second birth, and an IFB by conviction. These questions are not based on any particular church; being military, I've moved a few times, and have seen these particular "styles" (for want of a better term at the moment) in several different IFB churches, althogh they may have been in different IFB "camps" (e.g., Hyles, BBF, etc.). My specific areas of question: Families are separated -- we are encouraged to have our children in "Children's Church" during the main service, rather than sitting with their parents. After Sunday School, I personally gather my children and have them sit with me and my wife; but there is a prevalent status quo to have a children's church, and to have members' children in that children's church. Church every time the door is open -- I've often heard pastors recriminating their congregations from the pulpit about being in church as often as possible. It's led me to question, when did we start having Sunday and Wednesday evening services, and why? Saturday Services for bus route kids -- I've started seeing this one over the last couple of years. The only time I've actually received an explanation, it was "these kids' parents don't come with them, and they're disruptive for the families who come regularly on Sundays." I understand the concept and explanation; but I'm not sure I agree. And piggy-backing on that one: Why do we only run buses on Sunday mornings? Tacking onto my first point, if it's that important to be in church whenever the doors are open, then why aren't we running buses for every service? I offer these to pull history, facts, opinions, general thoughts, etc. to help me better understand why we administer our IFB churches the way we do.