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Community Bible Experience Resources

 What is the Community Bible Experience?

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Children and Family Resources

Use this audio adaptation of The Books of the Bible to explore the New Testament with your children. The kids’ audio version includes a 10-15 minute episode for each day of your Community Bible Experience reading campaign.


SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS FOR THE FAMILY

Each day, before you listen to the audio together, be sure to listen carefully to the narrator’s introduction. They often give some helpful context and ideas to think about while listening. Below you can download a pdf of specific questions that the narrator asks, written out for you. It’s often helpful to ask this question to your children BEFORE listening to the audio! It acts as a pre-reading activity so that as they’re listening, they’re listening for the answer to your question! After listening, see if you can answer the question together.



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HOW TO READ THE BIBLE WITH CHILDREN

Tips for engaging children from ages 2-10 in the Bible. Includes age appropriate Bible suggestions, developmental considerations and creative ideas on how to explore the Bible with children.
Download the resource here >


cbe-tip-icon Parent Tip: For younger children, consider selecting a picture bible and read through the New Testament portion together as a complementary alternative to the CBE reading plan.
The NIrV New Testament for Children is a great resource. You can purchase it here.

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HOW TO ENGAGE IN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GOD

“God Conversations” provides insight on where each of us is in our daily walk with Christ, helping us see where we are flourishing and where we are struggling. Such authentic conversations will enable us to support and encourage children in their journey with Christ as you explore God’s Word together. Download the resource here >

MY GROW ADVENTURE STORY WITH GOD

Life with God is an adventure! This small booklet enables children to write and share their story with God by providing space for children to reflect and write or draw the tangible ways they journey with God. This resource is appropriate for children ages 5-12. Download the resource here >


10 CREATIVE WAYS OF PRAYING WITH CHILDREN

There are many ways of praying, and this resource will have children begging to pray. “Tips for Encouraging Children to Pray” includes ten great ideas for expanding the prayer life of children and families.
Download the resource here >


cbe-tip-icon Parent Tip: As you spend time with children in conversations with God and encourage children to write their own story with God, it will enable them to naturally share their faith story with others.