How to Host a Bible Club in Your Home
I’ve shared with you before about the weekly Bible Club I have with my neighbor children. Today I thought it might encourage and help others who have had thoughts about perhaps doing a club at their house to get a little peek at what we do and how I prepare for our hour-long Bible lesson each week.
I’m using an old Sunday school curriculum that was left over from several years ago. It serves as the guide for what lesson to teach next. Then I plan our schedule out minute by minute. Our time together is precious, and I want to make good use of every second we have.
What you see below is my schedule from last week, along with links to the songs/verses I’m teaching them. The Internet is a huge help! Take a peek:
February 5, 2015
4:00 – 4:010- Sing –
4:10 – 4:20 – Heart Search – Look for heart cut outs around living room – Truth to be taught – God knows where we are. He loves us and invites us to receive His Son as our Savior
4:20 -4:30 – Bible Story – Jesus Loves the Children – Luke 19
4:30 – 4:40 – Review Bible lesson with Game –
Ask a review question. If they answer correctly, they may “fish for a heart.” Use hearts that were found earlier (Paper clip on heart, magnet attached to string for fishing rod.
4:40 – 4:50 – Snack – Apple slices with peanut butter – heart shaped centers (cut out with heart-shaped mini-cookie cutter).
4:50 – 5:00 – Craft – Heart Mobile – Jesus Loves…On the little hearts add names of people they want to remind of God’s love for them.
I try to follow a theme for each lesson that correlates to the Bible story we had. Since we’re in February and the lesson was on Jesus Loves the Children, I made use of heart-shaped/themed everything. It makes it fun and also memorable for the children…and me!
I’m truly not sure who enjoys our hour together more!
I hope this inspires you to host a Bible club so you can refresh the hearts of children with the Gospel!
Have you ever hosted a Bible club or attended one when you were younger?