Ah, the smell of crisp notebooks and newly sharpened pencils! Back-to-school brings a feeling of fresh starts, which makes it the perfect time to kick off a Bible study for your kids. But how? Here are a few ideas.
Family Bible Time—Set aside one evening a week for the entire family to do “Bible Time” together. Choose a devotional such as Real Girls of the Bible or a video series like JellyTelly’s Bible Notes with Cliff, or just read straight from the Faithgirlz Bible. Get the kids involved by inviting them to read aloud and asking them some probing questions. Invite them to choose a special snack or dessert to enjoy each week while you explore God’s Word together.
Small Group Fun—Invite another family or friends from the neighborhood to join you in a biweekly Bible study. This can be a great way to build relationships and gain new perspectives on God’s Word. Or, if you’re already part of an adult small group, consider inviting the kids along to host their own mini study. Teens and tweens can create lessons for the younger kids, which gives children of all ages an opportunity to dive into the Bible together.
Personal Reflection—Tweens are old enough to begin taking responsibility for their own personal Bible time. Arm your daughter with a Faithgirlz devotional journal and encourage her to set aside 20-30 minutes before school or bedtime to study the Word on her own. Check in from time to time and ask her what she’s learning. Invite her to ask you questions as well and to share what’s on her heart. Consider going through the same devotional in your own personal Bible time and meeting once a week to compare notes. This can strengthen your relationship with God and one another.
However you choose to make Bible study a part of your family life, be sure to check out the wealth of resources available in our Faithgirlz shop. We’re here to equip parents and daughters to grow in their faith together!