Is your family ready to establish a bible study routine but aren’t sure where to start? There are some things you can do to make your family bible study time more effective and more regular. Check out these tips to get this routine going.
Tips for Establishing a Family Bible Study Routine
The longer you put off starting your bible study with the family the longer it will take to establish. Put off all delays and just go for it. If the whole family is home, then why not go ahead and start it?
Start in the Old Testament
A great way to make sure you stay on the path to bible study success is to start in the beginning of the book. It can be easy to forget where you started, so start in a place that’s easy and work your way through the bible.
Write Things Down
Write down what your family said or did during the bible study each day. You don’t have to be very specific, but it helps to know what you did during each devotional, so you can look back and see what worked and what didn’t work.
Make Time for Prayer and Worship
A lot of times when people think about a bible study, they don’t consider the positive impact that praying or singing worship songs has. Always take the time for prayer and worship, this will help make your family bible study routine more effective.
Ask for Suggestions
Since this is a family bible study routine, make sure you are thinking about everyone in the family. Ask for feedback and what they would like to see happen at the bible study.
Remember the Purpose
Establishing a family bible study routine is great, but sometimes it’s easy to get off topic. Since your family is trying to meet and better their relationship with God, it’s best to remember the purpose of your bible study. Try to stay on topic, so you can fit everything in during your established time.
Keep it Real
I’ve noticed that my family is more likely to keep doing something if it benefits them in a personal way. If we feel like we’re meeting for a bible study and not really “digging” in, then it’s not going to last. I suggest keeping this time real within your family. Don’t sugar coat topics, but do talk about things that matter in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.
What are some tips you have for establishing a family bible study routine?