Studying the Bible as a family has so many perks. For one, it fulfills the Scripture in Deuteronomy 6:7-9 that speaks of teaching the word diligently to your children… “when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down and when you rise up.” Another perk is clearly modeling how important studying the Bible truly is and helping kids build a firm foundation of faith
In hopes of making a family-style Bible study worthwhile, parents often ask, “What are some good Bible study tools?” This resource will answer that question by giving you 6 practical ideas for spiritual growth resources you can use for your family – starting today!
And these family Bible study resources are perfect for parents who are Bible study beginners, too! Trust me, you don’t have to go to seminary to disciple the hearts of your children. Whew!
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6 Simple and Practical Bible Study Tools for Families
This tool is not only amazing because it’s an app created for kids, but it’s also FREE! In addition to that perk, you’ll find that it is very interactive with fun sounds, creative characters, and more. Kids stay focused and engaged because they are able to hunt for “Bible gems.”
There are also questions at the end of each section to process what they read, which helps with memorization and application. You could take it a step further and have older kids journal out the answers, either in a notebook or in a Bible journal.
On a mission to make teaching my kids about God a daily reality, instead of a frantic frenzy, I created a simple, but realistic family study guide.
The Family Bible Study Toolkit serves as a comprehensive road-map to study the Bible as a family and individually. Plus, the reproducible Bible study and prayer templates to helps families of all ages, process, and enjoy their time in God’s Word.
And since this 40+ page resource is reproducible, it can be used time and time again with any Bible reading plan or passage. (Can we say a WIN-WIN?!). Not to mention, it makes Bible study fun for kids and simple for moms. (Another victory!)
This Bible study resource was formerly called Jelly Telly, but it still has its engaging, high interest Bible studies created specifically for kids.
Some of our favorites include:
- 5 Minute Family Devotional: these are 5 minutes or less Bible stories with questions.
- Old Testament Heroes: stories of Old Testament Heroes and how God used them.
- Buck Denver and Friends: hilarious puppets with large personalities who talk about biblical truths and theology highlights for kids.
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One of the biggest perks about this resource is that it shows how Jesus is woven into the stories of the Old Testament, as well as all throughout the Bible. Each page is beautifully designed, making it eye-catching and engaging. It also helps families understand how the whole Bible fits together as one big story.
This storybook brings Scripture to life through 21 Old Testament stories, and 23 stories from the New Testament. It not only shows how Jesus is the center of God’s story, but also the center of our story as well. It’s perfect for children up to about 12 years old.
This podcast and list of truths helps parents understand the key elements of the Christian faith they need to teach their children. It discusses the difficult topics that can sometimes be hard to explain to children.
This spiritual growth resource provides practical answers to deep questions, such as “Who is God?” and “What Happens After We Die?” Plus, it helps parents grasp God’s truth on tough subjects as well.
Kids of all ages will benefit from this comprehensive resource!
Let this powerful prayer model help kids see and understand how to pray. Each hand shows children how to pray and who to pray for. It also gives starter prompts:
- Please help me…
- I pray for…
- I’m sorry for…
- Those in need…
- Family and friends… (and more!)
Studying the Bible with your family doesn’t have to be difficult, or a mundane task. Hopefully you’ll find great use in the tools and resources mentioned above! In the meantime, I’d like to know what kind of Bible study tools you use for your family. Let me know in the comments below.