Taking Your Faith to School


Let’s talk about taking your faith to school for kids. A brand new school year is about to begin (it’s already started in some places), and you might be wondering how to prepare your kids. How can you equip them to bring their faith along with new notebooks and fresh folders? Here are ways to prepare you, your kids, and their parents for a new school year that focuses on Jesus.

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Pop Quiz

Say: We’re going to start today with a pop quiz. But this pop quiz is different from ones you usually have at school. I’ll ask a question. If you can answer “yes” to the question, “pop” onto your feet and then sit down.

Ask: • Have you ever asked God to help you at school?

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• Have you ever talked about Jesus with a friend at school?

• Have you ever explained to a friend at school why you believe in God?

• Have you ever told a teacher what the Bible says about a subject you

were studying?

• Have you ever prayed for a friend at school?

• Have you ever tried to see a subject you were studying from God’s perspective?

• Has a teacher ever made you feel uncomfortable because of your faith?

• Do you think it’s hard to be a Christian at school?

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Then say: You’ve just taken a pop quiz that shows several ways we can take our faith to school. Today we’re going to take a closer look at what that means.

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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.


  1. Fantastic ideas! Will use these this week! We are using the VeggieTales Sunday School Esther on Courage and these will fit right in!

  2. I teach a Wednesday night youth group of varied ages. These are lessons that even the youngest can under stand. I only have about 45 minutes per class so I just break these up into smaller lessons. I love this site. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      Hi Sylvia,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Bless you in all you do for those kids!

  3. I would love to see CMM not presume that students are headed off to public schools when school starts. For a number of years, my children have attended a Christian school, and I have friends who homeschool. These students are also active in their local community and are making an impact for Christ. With their daily immersion in the things of God, teachings that embrace a biblical worldview, many opportunities to serve others, daily experience with heartfelt prayer, real-life lessons in loving and forgiving others, and Christian teachers who continually model a life of faith, their Christian school is beautifully equipping them each school day to live and share their faith now–and later, into their colleges, workplaces, homes, and communities.

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