A recent Barna study indicates that consistent weekly Bible reading has a positive impact on an individual's spiritual growth, as evidenced by their maturing fruit. Those with this habit prioritize "living their faith" in public and experience decreased loneliness, anxiety, and depression.
Ephesians 6:11 says, "Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil." One way we do this is by reading the Word of God. Thus, we are making it our goal to help boys and girls, along with their families, read and study the Bible for a minimum of ten minutes a day, four days a week.
Leaders can utilize this challenge to emphasize Bible reading by sending the attached documents home each week for children and teens to complete on their own or with their parents/guardians. Then, we hope you will discuss the Scripture readings with your families.