But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)

Kids do not have to be a certain age to meet with God. Encouraging children and parents in the spiritual discipline of daily meeting with God while their child is young, will set them up for success later in life.  


Prayer is foundational to a relationship with the Lord. Take time to truly invest and mentor kids in their prayer lives. Remind them that they can talk to God anytime, not just in their daily quiet time.

Teaching Children to Pray – Carol Koch
Prayer Works: Prayer Strategy and Training for Kids
Eyes that See & Ears that Hear – Jennifer Toledo 
Prayer Power! – Becky Fisher
Hearing God’s Voice – Becky Fisher
Teaching Kids to Pray
5 Tips for Helping Kids Learn to Pray

Children’s Bibles

The Word of God is living and active. We believe the Holy Spirit can minister to children as they read even if they cannot completely comprehend what they’re reading. However, it is extremely beneficial to provide Bibles in class that the child can understand for maximum impact. 

The Toddler’s Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible

The Action Bible
The International Children’s Bible – 3rd Grade Reading Level
Early Readers Bible by V. Gilbert Beers 
Audio Bible for Kids CEV word for word, dramatized New Testament
Other Great Bible’s 

Kids Devotional Books

Devotional books are a great tool to help kids understand and apply the Bible. Consider providing your kids with a devotional booklet as an introduction to basic Bible study.

Wonder devotional (ages 9-12)
Every day with God (ages 6-8)
All CEF Devotional Books
Compassion Online Devotions

Bible Study

We are not content for our children to merely read the Bible, we want them to understand and apply what they learn.

Halley’s Bible Handbook for Kids
How the Bible Came to Us: The Story of the Book that Changed the World 
Early Reader’s Big Book of Bible Learning – V. Gilbert Beers
The 5 Rs Bible Study Method


We strongly encourage children to keep a journal. This is a great way to keep track of testimonies, Bible study insights, and words from the Lord, etc.

Draw & Write Journal (you can make it a fun project by decorating the journal cover in class – See YouTube for ideas)
Gratitude Journal


See our Kids Worship Resources