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8 Practical Tips for Getting Kids Into the Bible

Want to get kids into God’s Word? (Who doesn’t?) Here are 8 practical tips for getting kids into the Bible. 

Regardless of kids’ age or experience with the Bible, there are specific things you can do to give their Bible knowledge and interest a boost. Here are top tips from our experts.

1. Make it kid-friendly.

Get kid-friendly, age-appropriate Bibles into kids’ hands—and make sure you have one in your hands, too. Each of your Sunday school classes should have age-appropriate Bibles for the kids in that class so they are learning in a way they can understand.

2. Process biblical truth.

Regularly ask kids: “What does this say about God?” and “What does this mean for you?” Make sure you take the time to listen to their responses.

3. Equip parents.

Parents often need guidance in talking to their kids about the Bible. Equip them to have everyday conversations about God and his Word with their kids by giving them examples, ideas, conversation starters, and discussion prompts.

4. Love God and love your kids.

Value God’s Word in your life by modeling your choices based on the Word of God. Kid’s will be confused on biblical teachings if you are saying one thing and demonstrating another. Make sure your actions match your words!

5. Look at the bigger picture.

Check to see how the passages you’re learning fit into the bigger picture of the Bible. Is this before Jesus? What is God’s plan for Israel here? How does this even fit into the spread of the gospel around the world?

6. Thirst for God’s Word.

Encourage a thirst for God’s Word in your children’s ministry, with your team members, with families, and with the children.

7. Open the Bible.

Yes—the Bible is available on electronic devices and it may be easier to copy and paste it into a slide to show kids. But by physically opening the Bible whenever you’re teaching a lesson ad in small groups, you’ll encourage kids to do the same.

8. Consider the life impact.

Discuss ways the Bible has affected your life with kids, teachers, and parents. It opens up the floor for discussion and sets a positive example.

Looking for kid-friendly Bibles? Check out the Hands-On Bible, filled with experiential activities to help kids better understand the Bible. (For a preschool-friendly version, see My First Hands-On Bible.) For more teaching tips, check out these ideas!

4 thoughts on “8 Practical Tips for Getting Kids Into the Bible

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