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.

Karis Vogel
Production Artist, Regular Baptist Ministries