through His Word
(Stamps used are courtesy of Impression Obsession, Inc.*)
Bible studies don’t have to be dry and boring. God’s Word is alive and powerful, and He has given us all kinds of creative methods to take His Word to heart. Scrapbook cards can be one of them.
They’re colorful. They’re pretty. What’s not to like?
When my mom and I teach a small group Bible study, we make scrapbook card kits. Every group member puts together a scrapbook card that has a principle from the lesson on it. Using double sticky tape, the group members tape the layers of the card together, and they’re done. Fast and easy!
In every Bible study that we have used these cards, the ladies have enjoyed putting them together. I’ve heard one lady say that she tapes her cards to the bathroom mirror, so she (and her family and visitors) can see the cards. A sweet young lady once gave her card to her dad who was going through a tough time. This group activity lets the members chat at the end of class, and giggle as they put together the pieces. They also have a reminder of the lesson once they leave the session, and can be encouraged throughout the week when they glance at the card.
Check out our Scrapbooked Bible Study page for more examples of class cards and for instructions of how to make them. If you don’t have enough time to make them for your small group study of one of our three books, email us, and we’ll see if we have the time to help you out! If so, you can cover the cost of paper and shipping, and we can mail you the card kits to use in your group. Usually we can send them out in a week.
If you have been involved in a small group Bible study, has your group ever used a special activity like this to help the lesson sink in? If so, tell us about it!
*The cards in the picture above were made with stamps from Impression Obsession, Inc. In addition to buying scrapbook paper to make cards, you can hand stamp white cardstock. The stamps used above are CC078 Round Floral, CC050 Script, and CC175 Dotted Argyle. Visit Impression Obsession, Inc. online to see more great designs.scrapbook cards, class cards, activities for small group Bible studies, Using Scrapbook Cards in Your Small Group, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies