Our weekly challenges are designed to encourage and give you tips and ideas for daily help in your volunteer efforts to minister to children, teens and their families. We share them daily on social media, but here’s the weekly recap.
Monday: The last few months may have left your Bible students feeling confused, scared, lonely or even unloved. Some may have lost hope. If you don’t do anything else this week, find a way to connect with each student individually and show them your love in an active way. Calls, cards, tiny gifts, baked treats, handwritten notes…if you are ever going to go the extra mile for your Bible students, this is the week.
Tuesday: My husband and I ate at a restaurant Saturday for the first time in months. I did a whole lot of research first though. I wanted to make sure our experience had positive results. You may not have the time to do as much research as you would like on how to be the most effective Bible teacher possible. Thankfully, that’s one of the free resources we provide – reading the research in the various fields that could impact teaching the Bible, separating solid research from fads and distilling it down to practical bits of information you can use. You can find much of that on our blog and in our volunteer training resources on our website. We keep adding new information, so make sure to sign up for the newsletter if you want weekly updates.
Wednesday: Your Bible students will graduate from various levels of secular education, but you should be helping them become life long learners when it comes to their faith. The Bible is a library of 66 books that each have a unique purpose while still being part of God’s overarching plan. Encouraging your students to connect daily with God and learn more about what He has to say to them is one of the best gifts you can give your students.
Thursday: Do your Bible students know how to recognize the good works God has planned for them? Do they realize God won’t force them to do those things, but hopes that they will? It may seem obvious to you, but to many young people these concepts are confusing. Spending time helping them understand and practice the principle will improve the chances they will actually do the good works God has planned for them.
Friday: Have your Bible students become disconnected emotionally during COVID? If your church isn’t finding ways to keep them connected, consider setting up your own Zoom session or find others ways to keep students emotions ally connected until things return to normal.