5 Simple Ways to Get Kids Into the Bible

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It’s a goal we hear from
many children’s ministers…we want to get kids into the Bible,
knowing how to use it and understanding its truths. If this is you,
keep reading…we’ve got some quick tips to help your kids start to
explore the Bible and to help its message stick in the hearts of
your kids.

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1. Make your Bible time fun. The best way to do
that is to make it so kidsexperiencethe Bible. Incorporate
activities that take kids on adventures, evoke emotion, and involve
everyone. When kids really experience a lesson, they’re more
motivated and interested, and better able to remember what they
discover…up to nine times longer than something they’ve simply read
or heard.

2. Make it relatable, and apply it to your kids’ own
lives.
The Bible is amazing in how it continues to apply
to our lives even to this day. Despite the many changes in life,
Bible truths are still relevant. Don’t just have kids read the
Bible-take the next step and help them apply it. Applying what kids
are learning to their daily lives is another component of helping
kids unlock their faith. Pumping kids’ brains full of facts and
data won’t lead to life change. Leading kids into a deeper
relationship with Jesus happens though transformation, not
information.

3. Listen to songs. I love using
multiple intelligences
when working with kids. Use
Scripture-based songs to help put Scripture in the hearts of kids
who enjoy learning musically. If you’re looking for some great
Scripture-based music, try Hands-On Bible® Scripture Songs That Stick
CD
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4. Let them see your excitement. My music
director used to stop the choir during practice mid-song. We were
hitting all the right notes, but as he put it, we all looked like
Droopy dog. He wanted us to look like we meant
what we were singing about…the joy of Jesus. In the same manner,
kids will feed off your enthusiasm. Don’t be fake, but show kids
that we can be excited because of what we read in the Bible.

5. Pray. Finally, if you want kids to get into
the Bible, pray. Pray for your kids that they see the Bible in a
new light, and let your kids pray too. The Bible is one way God
talks to us, so before and after reading the Bible, have your kids
talk to God.

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Looking for more ways to get kids into the Bible? Take a look at
LIVE, our Sunday school curriculum based on
getting kids into the Bible. Also, here’s a FREE
app
 (God in the Beginning) that lets preschoolers
experience God’s Word, not just read it. It includes motions,
sounds, and simple activities that kids do with their moms and
dads. It instills a love for the Bible while giving parents and
grandparents unforgettable memories of growing their child’s
faith…together.

How do you get your kids into the Bible? Let us know using the
comment section below!

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About Author

David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

3 Comments

  1. Children's Ministry Magazine

    Have a blessed day brother David, do you mind if I translate "5 simple ways to get kids into the Bible" briefly into Arabic language so others in my Church can benefit from it because it is a useful article. thank you for it

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