God chose parents to be the spiritual leaders in their child’s life. Our churches have the privilege of partnering with parents to lay spiritual foundations for salvation and transformation. Together, we lead kids to learn about Jesus, come to know Him personally and glorify God through obedience to His Word.
Each week in Bible Studies for Life: Kids, we have “Take-Home Pages” for parents and kids to review together what was learned on Sunday morning. Let’s take a look at how the “Take-Home Pages” show ways to continue learning at home throughout the week.
First, take a look at the front side of the “Take-Home Page”:
- Notice across the top left is the unit, session number, and title of that week’s session.
- On the top right corner, you will see that unit’s memory verse. Practice saying this verse together so your child learns it by heart.
- The rest of the front of the page contains two fun Bible-learning activities your child will often complete as part of Bible study. They can also be extra activities for you to complete together at home. Ask your child to explain the answer to these activities to help reinforce Bible learning.
On the back of your “Take-Home Page” we call this the One Conversation page.
- We emphasize One Conversation because it is a tool you can use, no matter the age of your child, to talk about what she learned in Bible study that week.
- Notice that the largest section on this page is your child’s Bible story. You can choose to tell this story again with your child, then ask your child to tell you the story.
- You can also look up the passage in God’s Word together to show your child where the story comes from in the Bible you use at home.
- You can do the same for your weekly unit verse and review it together from your personal Bible.
There are several other pieces of information on the page that are important for you to know.
- The Life Point is the primary learning point through that week’s study for your child to connect with and apply to her life.
- The Bible Meets Life connects the Bible Story with your child’s life at his age and stage.
- Live It Out! gives one specific way to put the week’s Bible truth into action.
- The Level of Biblical Learning is the Biblical concept taught from that week’s study. This specific statement is part of the larger Levels of Biblical Learning discipleship plan that children build upon in their learning from birth to high school.
- The Daily Bible Reading gives other Bible verses you can read together with your kids. They go deeper into either the Life Point or Level of Biblical Learning.
We hope you will find our “Take-Home Pages” useful for talking with your kids about Bible content, theological truths, and how to apply the Bible to your child’s everyday life—so that from the youngest age and stage, kids can grow in their personal relationships with God.
William Summey is the Publishing Team Leader for Bible Studies for Life: Kids. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt University. William lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Christy, and their two sons.