Teaching Tip of the Week
Check back Mondays for the latest!
Quiet Time Suggestions
Encourage your children to have a quiet time at home. But, better than simply
encouraging them, give them some practical helps.
One way you could help them would be to give them a devotional to follow. CEF
Press (Child Evangelism Fellowship)
publishes the Daily Bread for Boys and Girls.
It is also not too difficult to make a quiet time notebook for each of the
children. Simply list on each page the steps for them to go through in having
their devotions. Leave room, where needed, for them to write. I like to
include the following in this order:
- Beginning Prayer:
This will be a simple prayer asking God to teach them something new.
This is also the time to tell God about any unconfessed sin.
- Scripture Passage:
It might be wise to have the children read a number of verses equal to
their age in years. (An eight-year old would read eight verses each day.) You
could have them read passages relating to current Bible lessons.
- What God Says:
This will be new things they discover from their reading.
- What I Will Do About It:
Scripture warns against being a "hearer only."
- Thanks, Praises and Requests:
Now let them speak to God in response to what He has spoken to them through His Word.
It would help most children to do a demonstration at club or classtime of a
quiet time done this way. Be creative - suggest that the children might even
sing a song to God during the Thanks, Praise and Requests time.
Any other suggestions for helping children with quiet time or for improving
this outline? Let me know.
Back to The Teaching Tip of the Week.