Simple 5-Step Family Bible Study Method


Parents often tell me they don’t engage their kids in faith-building conversations or Bible study because they don’t know where to start. Many say they have a hard enough time finding a few moments to read the Bible themselves, let alone teach their kids about God. Can you relate? There’s no denying in this day and age, it’s hard to be consistent with family devotions. With more responsibilities and less time, there’s only one way to guide kids in an ongoing, growing, everyday relationship with Jesus . . .


With crazy schedules full of school, homework, sports, and activities, gone are the days we can spend an hour together as a family daily. Though it’s important to find occasional time to linger over the Word and worship, this simple family Bible study method will fit more easily into your busy, everyday lives.

Simple Family Bible Study Method

These 5 simple steps can take 5-10 minutes around the table, in the car, or at bedtime. To get started, grab a Bible and choose a verse to P.L.A.N.T. in your hearts.

Here’s how it works:

STEP 1: Prepare Your Heart – put away distractions and pray, “God show us something new today.”

STEP 2: Learn from the Word – choose a Bible verse.

STEP 3: Ask Questions – discuss the verse together as a family.

STEP 4: Name the Truth – discover the truth God wants you to take away.

STEP 5: Take Action – think of ways you can put God’s truth into action.

It’s that simple. When you take a Bible verse and break it down through these steps, you are planting seeds of faith that will grow in time. Look at it this way:

If you do this just once a week for 10 minutes each time, by the end of the year you will have spent almost 9 hours studying God’s Word together as a family.

And because of the simplicity of this method, there is freedom to customize your conversation depending on the age of your kids. It’s never too early to get started. Habits like these are formed over time and the seeds you plant today will grow great benefits in the years to come!

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