I’m serious. This is literally the biggest mistake you can ever make in children’s ministry, or in any ministry for that matter. In fact, it may be one of the very reasons that children will walk away from church without a Biblical foundation for their faith. What is it?
The biggest mistake we can ever make is to teach a Bible lesson without using Scripture. Think about it for a second. When you hear preaching, you expect this. In youth group, it’s common to hear Bible passages taught, even if they are working through a topical series. But the children’s ministry?
We have the exciting curriculum. We have engaging videos for large group lessons. But what’s missing?
As teachers in children’s ministry, we are tasked with an incredibly daunting task. We need to teach the Bible to children, who will almost always believe every word we say. But do we use the Bible when we teach?
When we use a Bible to teach our children’s lessons, we are communicating the importance of the Bible and demonstrating that our teaching is dependent on it. Instead of teaching moralism, we are sharing truths from God’s Word and discipling children.
How do you use your Bible when you teach?