A New Perspective on Junior High Bible Studies
When I was in junior high, the last thing I wanted to do was sit in a circle and discuss a book—even if it had fill-in-the-blank questions at the end. So, as a junior high youth worker, I decided to try a little different approach to studying the Bible. I met with the girls twice a month: first, to open the Bible and learn about a type of love, and then to practically apply what we learned. Once a month we spent a Sunday afternoon together preparing a skit to perform in church, making cards for sick church members, and decorating cookies to give to local firefighters. Our various activities were fun yet provided a hands-on learning experience that I felt I couldn’t achieve through a Bible study book. As a result, the girls grew closer to one another and to me, and have experienced firsthand the joy of loving God and serving those around them.
Production Artist, Regular Baptist Ministries