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