What are the key components in the discipleship of a kid? A child’s own devotional life? Showing them how to serve? Teaching them to navigate scripture? While all of these are important, the most common need in the spiritual development of kids is usually met in the form of a Sunday school or small group. Developing in community with other kids in a small group setting with a nurturing teacher is a critical component in a kid’s spiritual growth.
You probably already know that. But have you considered WHY it’s important? Don’t just go through the motions of doing Sunday school or offering small groups for the kids in your ministry. Instead, consider being intentional in how you offer small groups and what you expect to come out of it.
Here are some points we’ll hit in this podcast:
- The difference between teaching kids an objective and leading kids through a process
- Information does not equal transformation.
- Is there a difference between Sunday school and small groups?
- Why the relationship between a small group leader and a child is critical
Check out LifeWay Kids’ Bible Studies for Life curriculum!
Be on the lookout this Winter for the new Levels of Biblical Learning™ that shows how and when kids can best understand spiritual concepts.
Jeff Land loves life! That’s pretty great, because his job here at LifeWay is the Team Leader for Bible Studies for Life: Kids. Jeff loves his life which is so blessed by his amazing wife, Abbey, and their four sons, Reed, Nash, Will, and Tuck. A natural encourager and fun-lover, look for Jeff’s posts about teacher appreciation and game ideas. When not serving at work, Jeff serves 2nd graders at his church, First Baptist Church, Joelton, TN.