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10 Steps to Help Children Grow Spiritually

I remember a song that we sang at church when I was growing up. The song said...

"Read your Bible, pray every day, pray every day, pray every day, read your Bible, pray every day and you'll grow, grow, grow."

Our calling is to disciple children and help them grow in their faith.

But how does that happen? What steps should we take that will help children grow spiritually?

We bought a house about a year ago. As we were moving in, I noticed this in one of the bedroom closets. The previous owners had a son. They had measured his physical growth for several years by making a mark on the wall. I thought that was really cool. I am sure it was a visual reminder to the parents that their little boy was growing up.

This reminded me that we should have a strategy or plan to measure the spiritual growth of the children God has entrusted us with. Whether it's our own children or children we minister to, we should be intentional about helping them grow in their faith.

Let's look at 10 key steps you can take to help children grow spiritually.

Help them schedule a daily time to read God's Word.

The Bible tells us this in 1 Peter 2:2.

"Desire God's pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation."

When children are younger, you should read the Bible with them. As they grow older, they should begin to read the Bible by themselves as well.