One of My Deepest Desires

Wendy Douglas —  June 22, 2011

One of my deepest desires as I serve in children’s ministry is for our kids to fall in love with the Word of God.
Most kids are not reading their Bibles on a regular basis. When I asked my small group girls why they weren’t reading, they gave a wide variety of answers from not having a Bible to not understanding what they are reading. We need to everything we can to encourage and engage our kids with God’s Word. More than just putting the scripture on a screen during service on Sundays.

Here are some ideas:

  • Provide Bibles for every child that walks through our doors. – If they don’t have one, they can’t read it.
  • Train kids on how to use their Bibles. – If they don’t know how, they won’t read it.
  • Provide families with devotions to use at home. – If they don’t understand it, they’ll stop reading it.

There are several things that I am doing to encourage my small group girls to get into the Word.

  • I am rewarding them for bringing their Bibles every week.
  • We are using our Bibles during small group. We highlight our memory verse to share with our families.
  • I am buying Bibles for the girls that don’t have one.

How are you engaging kids in your children’s ministry when it comes to God’s Word?


Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at

One response to One of My Deepest Desires

  1. Wonderful tips! We don’t provide Bibles to our kids, but we should…. I will add it to my list 🙂