What are some ministry goals that you’ve set for yourself this year? Maybe you want to develop more committed volunteers. You might want to increase your attendance. Perhaps you want to do twice as many lock-ins. (For me, that’d still be zero.)
Here is a simple goal that changed everything in my ministry — I resolved to help my students study Scripture on their own.
Empower your students to read the Bible on their own.
A few years ago, our small group leaders pointed out that most of our students were only reading their Bibles on Wednesday nights. Thus, we decided to do something about it! Our team started making devotional content for students to study throughout the week. We gave them practical tools to help them read the Bible on their own. This made a huge impact!
Our students got more engaged. They began volunteering more. They started inviting their friends. We even saw students radically engage in worship who used to stand like statues during the set. It all started with our Bible Study tools and resources!
Here is a free resource to help students read the bible!
Here is one of the tools we created for them — a simple postcard-sized handout about engaging scripture. We encouraged them to keep it in their Bible, so they could access it whenever they were working through a reading plan. You can download the handout here. You can download this resource as a PDF 8.5 x 11 standard page or as a 4 x 6 postcard.