Looking for family Bible studies
that will get to the
hearts of your kids?
Doing a family Bible study together will never be time wasted! One day, your kids will thank you for making the investment!
Tips for Successful Family Bible Studies
Start small and
Family Bible studies aren’t about trying to create “high” church, but rather cultivate a personal relationship with our very relational God. Start with small chunks of time and a simple goal of just learning more together. You can add on both time and content from there!
Toss out perfection
and go for progress.
Man looks on the outside, but God looks at the heart. Our effort shows a heart sensitive to God, willing to grow and learn. Strive for 1% better in your family Bible study efforts each day instead of putting things off until it feels perfect, because we all know that will never happen!
Focus on corporate
It can be frustrating to try and meet the needs of a variety of ages in a family Bible study. This mostly happens when we try to force corporate learning. Someone is either bored or left behind. Instead of focusing on corporate learning, focus on discussion. You’ll love this simple shift.
How to Find a Good Family Bible Study
If you’re looking for a family Bible study that gets to the heart of the matter, you’re in the right place! I started writing Bible studies many years ago because I knew that my kids needed a change of heart…one they would ONLY find in God’s Word.
To my surprise, I couldn’t find high-quality devotionals for my kids. Everything was more of a story and didn’t require my kids to even OPEN the Bible much less read it! So, I dusted off my master’s in curriculum and started creating them myself.
Here’s what’s unique about our Bible studies:
- All studies are written on three age-appropriate levels, so your kids can study in a way that they understand, but also come together for rich discussion.
- Our goal is to get kids in the Word for themselves, so we only list references in our studies, requiring kids to look up the Bible verses in the translation of your choice.
- All teaching is straight from Scripture and based on a conservative, reformed theology. Our goal is NOT to tell kids what to think about the Bible, but HOW to think about the Bible.
Sibling Relationships Family Bible Study
Are you about at your wits’ end over the fighting, constant bickering, and all-around mean behavior your kids show toward each other?
Trust me, I’ve been there. All the best tricks and parenting books cannot solve the age-old problem of sibling rivalry. The only way to truly change it is to change the hearts of our kids through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
This sibling love Bible study will help you equip your children to truly love their siblings and grow their faith in the process. It’s about time for some peace around your house, isn’t it?
Parent Resources for
Fruit of the Tongue Family Bible Study
Have you ever said something really awful or hurtful?
When we feel frustrated, annoyed, or treated unfairly, it’s easy to lash out with ugly words without thinking about the consequences those words might have on ourselves or those around us. But just because it’s easy and most people are guilty of doing it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. The things we say matter in a HUGE way to God and they have tremendous power over our lives and the lives of those around us.
Whether you already know you want to work harder at controlling your tongue or you haven’t quite decided on that yet, there’s a lot in this family Bible study on taming the tongue for you to learn.
Parent Resources for Taming the Tongue:
A Content Heart Family Bible Study
Struggling to fight off the me-first “gimmie” attitude that consumes kids today?
In a world of instant gratification, upside-down priorities, and exaggerated selfies, we need something to help our kids as they strive for true contentment in their lives. What we need is a better understanding of what God’s Word says regarding this matter. This contentment Bible study can help.
A Content Heart is a 21-lesson Bible study helping kids and teens find godly contentment in a me-first world. Students will go on a journey through Scripture, learning how to practically and realistically find contentment with themselves, their circumstances, and their worldly possessions.
Developing a Quiet Time Family Bible Study
Is it THEIR faith or yours?
With 66% of young people walking away from today’s churches, we know we’ve got to be incredibly intentional about helping our children build a solid foundation of faith. Developing a daily quiet time is one giant step on this journey.
But few people ever learn HOW to have a quiet time, much less why God wants us to. (Truth: I didn’t learn until I was in my 30s!) Don’t let this happen to your child. We’ve made it super easy to help your child develop this crucial habit.
Developing a Quiet Time is a family Bible study that walks kids through the process of learning to have a daily devotional time with God. During four weeks of study, they will learn what the Bible has to say about this topic, how a daily quiet time will affect their lives, and a simple way to spend their time with God. At the end of the study, kids have guided practice as they learn to take the reins on their own. Written for ages 8 and up.
Do Right Family Bible Study
Why is it so hard to do the right thing?
From interacting with siblings to resisting peer pressure, kids today are faced with all kinds of choices, and the question seems fair. It is hard to do the right thing. As parents, it’s our job to equip our kids with a foundation of biblical reasons to make right choices and the motivation to stand strong against temptation.
This study will equip your kids for the battle by giving them the tools they need to fight the good fight both today and for the rest of their lives. Start making wise choices today!
Do Right is a four-week Bible study on the subject of making wise choices in the face of temptation. We will explore people in the Bible who teach us a lot through their mistakes and dig deep into those who are excellent examples. We will put on the whole armor of God, learn who the real enemies are, and equip ourselves to make the right choices no matter what!
Keep Thy Heart Family Bible Study
Did you know that your heart-attitude determines the path of your life?
In Proverbs 4:23, we are told to keep or guard our heart above ALL things. That’s because everything in life flows out of our heart: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Our heart truly defines who we are and where we will go in life.
This Bible study is all about protecting, keeping, and guarding your heart so you can grow in Christ instead of overflowing with those “ugly” things.
The study spans five weeks with five lessons a week, digging deep into the reason the heart is so important. We will learn nine crucial enemies to protect our heart from and, finally, ponder the path of purity, priorities, and principles in our heart.
As a Christian, Jesus has given us a new heart. This is the most wonderful blessing we can have since our heart is wicked on its own. But we have a job to do to protect this precious treasure. Let’s get busy!
Parent Resources for Kids’ Attitudes:
Obedience Family Bible Study
Are you tired of “because I said so” being your only line of defense for getting your children to obey? Do you wish they would understand the importance of obedience?
What if I told you that you can teach your kids to actually WANT to obey? YOU CAN. It’s not some far-fetched parenting dream. Building a foundation of biblical truth is the way to help your children want to obey for the right reasons.
AND this study will help you do that. Let’s start today!
Journey through scripture and learn about people who struggled with obedience in this family Bible study that includes HOW, WHY, and WHEN we should obey. Children of all ages will be challenged to seek answers in the Bible for the number one issue in their lives: obedience.
Each day is filled with a look at someone in the Bible who had real struggles just like they do. Children will be challenged to think about the scripture and apply it to their lives.
Foundations of Faith Family Bible Study
Foundations of Faith is a Bible study for kids and teens unlike any of our other studies. Using a family Bible study format, this parent-led study will equip you to lead discussions on difficult issues and develop a statement of faith that will be a keepsake and a teaching tool for years to come.
Part 1 lays the foundation with a 10-lesson Bible study of the basics of the Christian faith. Each family member has lessons on his/her age level to complete and then come together to discuss. We recommend getting a book for each family member.
Part 2 digs deep into 10 cultural issues kids and teens face in society today, such as the sanctity of life and marriage, media use, and purity.
You’ll find a list of Bible verses to ponder, helpful resources, and questions to ask as a family. Space to record your family’s statement of faith regarding that issue is included as well.
Parent Resources for Building Foundations of Faith:
Navigating Friendships Family Bible Study
Life is a lot like a long journey on a ship. Some days are sunny and pleasant. Other days are rainy and dreary. And sometimes there are days when the howling wind and crashing waves are bigger than we can handle on our own. That’s why God gave us friends!
In this four-week Bible study, discover God’s perfect plan for friendship, how to make friends, how to be a good friend, and how to pick a good friend. Friendship is a beautiful gift, and you can learn to navigate it well!
More Tips and Resources for Successful Family Devotions
Through practical tools & Bible-based resources, Kim Sorgius is dedicated to helping your family GROW in faith so you can be Not Consumed by life’s struggles. Author of popular kid’s devotional Bible studies and practical homeschooling tools, Kim has a master’s degree in education and curriculum design coupled with over 2 decades of experience working with kids and teens. Above all, her most treasured job is mother and homeschool teacher of four amazing kiddos.