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?