Journaling for Students at Church
As Christians, we believe in the importance of teaching our children about God’s Word. Sunday school is a great opportunity to introduce children to the Bible and encourage them to deepen their faith through reflection and journaling. Christian Journal Prompts for Students is an excellent way to engage children in thoughtful reflection on their faith. Journaling provides a creative outlet for young children to express their thoughts and emotions, helping them to develop better self-awareness and an understanding of their relationship with God. Through journaling exercises, young children can explore their faith, and deepen their understanding of God’s love, grace, and mercy.
Sunday schools at Christian churches have the goal of teaching children about the Christian faith, introducing them to the Bible, and helping them to develop a relationship with God. They are fitting platforms to teach students how to use their time and space to create intentional time with God. They serve as a place where children can come together to learn, share, and grow in their faith. Churches typically provide a nurturing environment where children can explore their spirituality and develop a sense of community with other children who share their beliefs. By incorporating journaling exercises into Sunday school lessons, children can have a more interactive and personal experience with their faith.
Here are some age-appropriate journal prompts and Sunday school exercise samples and Bible passages to guide your Sunday school lesson.
Journal Prompts and Examples for Different Age Groups
Preschool (Ages 3-5)
Passage: Matthew 19:14
- Draw a picture of yourself with Jesus.
- What do you think Jesus would say to you if he were here with us today?
- What is your favorite thing about Jesus?
Early Elementary (Ages 6-8)
Passage: Psalm 139:13-16
- Write down three things you are grateful for that God created about you.
- What makes you unique? How did God make you special?
- Think about a time when you felt sad or alone. How can knowing that God made you special bring you comfort?
Upper Elementary (Ages 9-11)
Passage: Philippians 4:13
- What is something you have accomplished that you didn’t think you could do? How did God help you?
- What is something you want to accomplish that seems difficult or impossible? How can God help you achieve it?
- Write a prayer asking God to help you do something that seems difficult or impossible.
Middle School (Ages 12-14)
Passage: Romans 8:28
- Think about a difficult situation you are currently facing. How can this verse bring you comfort?
- What does this verse mean to you? How can you apply it to your life?
- Write a prayer asking God to help you trust in Him and believe that all things will work together for your good.
High School (Ages 15-18)
Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
- Choose one of the characteristics of love listed in this passage (e.g. patient, kind, not envious or boastful, etc.). How can you apply this characteristic to your relationships?
- Write about a time when you struggled to show love to someone. How can this passage guide you in showing love?
- How can understanding and practicing love impact your relationships and your faith?
As we conclude our exploration of Christian journal prompts for students to reflect on life and faith, we hope you have found these exercises helpful in deepening your children’s faith journey. Sunday schools play a vital role in nurturing children’s spiritual growth and development, and journaling can be an effective tool to complement their learning.
Through regular journaling, children can develop their personal relationships with God, learn to express their thoughts and emotions in a healthy way, and reflect on the lessons they have learned in Sunday school. These practices can also help them cultivate gratitude, empathy, and a sense of purpose in their lives.
We encourage you to continue to explore different journaling techniques and prompts with your children, adapting them to their age group and learning styles. As you reflect on the fruits of your Sunday school curriculum, ask yourselves how you can incorporate journaling into your children’s spiritual practice to help them grow deeper in their faith and understanding of God’s love.