The Importance of Scripture Memory in Children’s Ministry

I heard a story about a young mother who skeptically examined a new educational toy. “Isn’t it rather complicated for a small boy?” she asked the sales clerk.

“It’s designed to adjust the child to live in today’s world, ma’am,” the shop assistant replied. “So basically, any way he tries to put it together is wrong.”

A funny story that’s almost too true. The world is a complicated place. Kids may not quite know it yet (however, some, unfortunately, know it all too well and too early) but the world is not easy to navigate.
That’s why scripture memory is so imperative for kids. It needs to be happening at home and at church. We need to partner together to help kids memorize scripture. We need to help them be grounded in the sacred and eternal truth of God’s Word.

I was reminded again recently as I led a kid’s ministry event – they are like sponges. The verse we learned over the course of one evening was Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105

That’s a great verse to memorize. It sinks deep into our heart that even in a troubled and complicated world, we can trust God and his word. He will lead us through His word!

It’s a great one to invite your kids to memorize today or this week.

Use a song to help. Use actions if you need to. Or you can use this power point method that we often use when helping kids memorize scripture. [Here’s the PowerPoint file if it can be helpful to you].

Here are 7 More Tips For Helping Children Memorize Scripture.

It’s an important aspect to the job of every parent, pastor and children’s pastor. Encourage kids around you to memorize Scripture – and join them in the process!

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