“I don’t know the Bible well enough” is he most common hesitation I hear when I invite adults to lead our faith formation classes. Many people are curious, yet not confident, about the Bible. Every Sunday I look forward to hearing people’s questions. Just this past week, one kindergartner asked, “Is it fiction or nonfiction?’ As a Christian educator, leading children’s and youth ministries, one of my most important tasks is to help people understand the how the Bible offers a lifetime of opportunity to reflect and grow. As someone who started teaching Sunday school 15 years ago, with the same hesitations people share with me, I enjoy helping others get started.
Below is a list of resources I have created over the years to equip families to discover the meaningful and complex collection of writings which make up our Holy Bible.
- Three Things About the Bible is a post on our church website that describes how we, as United Methodists, read and interpret the Bible seriously, but not literally.
- Hack Your Bible invites people of all ages to use colorful office supplies to make their Bibles more user friendly.
- customize-your-bible-by-cvhides is a new handout with a list of important passages to mark in your Bibles.
- Breaking in Your Bible is list of 6 ways parents can help their families learn to use the Bible.
- The Duct Tape Pencil Holder craft I created continues to be the most popular post on this website.
- The chatterbox activity I created with my own teen has the important questions to ask about any Bible passage.
Grace and peace,