family ministry

Your family ministry exists to help equip parents to lead their kids spiritually.

One of the cornerstone’s of that process is training parents to teach their kids the Bible.

It’s actually a difficult undertaking.  That’s why many parents would prefer to drop their kids off at your weekly event and let you do it.

But we know that you can’t outsource the spiritual development of your kids.

In this week’s Parent Ministry University we talk through the 3 goals that parents can shoot for when they begin teaching the Bible to their kids.

Here’s your weekly 5 minute Parent Ministry Pep Talk 🙂

How can parents get started teaching their kids the Bible?

Get a Biblical Baseline. 

Before you begin any kind of training, you need to go to the doctor and find out where you are physically to make sure you understand where you’re going.  That’s a great place for parents to start with their kids.  Whether they use the table of contents in the Bible or a resource like “The Storyline Year” from Parent Ministry, parents can start by checking in on what their kid has already learned.  This will help guide what the parent will need to teach.

Find Out What They Know.

It’s important for parents to not just ask yes or no questions like, “Have you ever heard this story before?”  Let them summarize the story or the meaning of a verse so you can make sure they actually have an understanding of it.

Find Out What They Want to Know.  Have you every tried to teach someone who doesn’t want to learn?  It’s not easy.  During the process of getting a biblical baseline, look for an opportunity to inspire biblical learning.  We’re not looking to shame our kids by saying, “I can’t believe you don’t know that yet?”.  Instead we want to say something like, “Have I had the chance to teach that to you yet?  I haven’t… Oh man- you’re going to love this!”

Find Out What They Want to Know.

Have you every tried to teach someone who doesn’t want to learn?  It’s not easy.  During the process of getting a biblical baseline, look for an opportunity to inspire biblical learning.  We’re not looking to shame our kids by saying, “I can’t believe you don’t know that yet?”.  Instead we want to say something like, “Have I had the chance to teach that to you yet?  I haven’t… Oh man- you’re going to love this!”

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