As parents, we know we should be teaching the Bible to our children, but where do we start? How do we choose a course of study? It can feel overwhelming to try to fit another thing into our busy schedule. It can be discouraging when another month has gone by and we realize we have not been actively helping our children learn the Bible.
How do you choose a topic to study? It is easy to compare ourselves with other parents and try to copy what they are doing. However, the Lord gave us these precious children and the ability to disciple them.
In choosing a topic, here are a few questions to ask:
Often we as parents will just “read the Bible” to our children and hope something sticks. We know God’s Word will not return void, but we want to do more than just read with our children. We want to disciple them and equip them to one day teach our grandchildren! But it is easier said than done.
Keep your goals simple, realistic, and reachable.
As you think about your next family Bible study, take a few minutes to jot down some goals, even if it is just one or two. This will do two things; it will help you to clarify your goals and to succeed in reaching those goals.
Now that you have an idea of what you want to teach and what goals you have, you need to find the right study! But where do you go?
When it is time to choose your next family Bible study, these three steps can help you make the best choice for your family. If you should want a personalized recommendation of which Grapevine products might work well with your family, contact me!