The Scripture Lady loves to share creative ways to tell Bible stories to children!
I LOVE a good story and the stories of the Bible have always held a special place in my heart. It’s important that our children learn to love the Bible’s stories too. But how do we keep kids’ interest when sharing God’s Word? Today’s children are very saturated in great visuals from all the technology that surrounds them. Can a childrens ministry really compete with all the eye-candy thrown at kids? I think we have a fighting chance if we incorporate the following three elements in every Bible story we tell:
1. You, the teacher, must have a love and at least an elementary understanding of the Bible story you share.
2. You, the teacher, must be willing to incorporate creative methods that include eye-catching visuals designed to keep your children’s attention.
3. You, the teacher, must love teaching the children God has placed within your care during all aspects of your class-time, especially when sharing Bible stories for kids.
The Word of God is theologically deep and a mystery to most Christians, yet it is also simple enough for a child to embrace. God does not call us to all be Bible scholars, but He does invite us to read His Word and revel in its meaning at whatever intellectual level we can aspire to. I hope and pray you can say with the author, “When your words came I ate them. They were my joy and my heart’s delight…” (Jeremiah 15:16 NIV) When the Bible possesses your heart, your children will see the difference in your life and they will be drawn to love the Bible too.
Creativity is essential when presenting Bible stories for kids. Whether you use Power Point technology or Bible posters or you try your hand at playacting, your kids will be blessed if you take the time to make Bible story time a time of fun and excitement. This page will present lots of creative, tried and true ways to share the Bible that your kids will truly enjoy.
Finally, I hope that you do have a love for teaching your children about God and His wonderful Word. Your efforts will not go unnoticed before the Lord and I promise that if you will pour your heart into your Christian education, you will be blessed.