Our 5 & Thrive simple family Bible Study method can be completed in 5-10 minutes with kids of all ages!
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 in between homework, extracurricular activities and chores. With more responsibilities and less time, there’s only one way to ensure our kids grow up planting deep roots in a relationship with Jesus…
KEEP IT SIMPLE.
At Gather & Grow we believe that faith doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. 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.
5 & Thrive Simple Family Bible Study Method
These 5 simple steps can take 5-10 minutes around the table, in the car or at bedtime. Grab a Bible and choose a verse to plant in your hearts or follow Gather & Grow on Facebook and Instagram for #5andthrive prompts. You can also visit our shop to get our Family Devotion Cards which include a Bible verse and questions to get the conversation started.
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 or use a #5andthrive prompt.
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 5 & Thrive Bible Study 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. Think of the harvest that will come from these simple seeds planted in faith!
Do you think you can find just 10 minutes a week to study God’s Word together as a family? What verse can you start with?