While doing some blogging recently, I ran across a blog with a message about one big thing that the church at large needs to do more of -- especially children's ministry: Take A Stand! I know a lot of people see one of the church's primary responsibilities is to draw lines in the sand about what it does and does not approve of. And it seems like some people are helped by this. People who need boundaries in their lives, in my experience, may turn to the church for answers to some of these types of questions.
I also wonder if there's a rather large swath of people, especially in postmodern United States, who feel like there's been a pretty substantial culture war happening within the church for some years now. Those folks might push for less culture wars and more interaction/relationships with secular America.
What's your take? Children's ministry is often a very explicit-boundary setting... after all, they're kids! They need boundaries to develop healthily. Do you subscribe to Taking A Stand as your bottom line, or perhaps relationships as your bottom line, or something else entirely?