Christian life skills are the skill sets your kids will need to more easily do the things God wants them to do. Historically, we have taught young people God’s commands. We may have even explained what those commands “look like” when lived out in the life of a Christian. What we often fail to do, however, is to take the time to teach our kids how to do those things.
For example, you might teach your kids about how God wants them to handle conflict. You might talk about loving your enemies, forgiveness and avoiding violence. Your kids might embrace the idea of godly conflict resolution. Until the next day, when you allow your kids to work through a sibling conflict without intervention. Suddenly, they are yelling, calling each other names and hitting each other. Why? Because the Christian life skill wasn’t taught and practiced.
What if you had taken a little extra time and taught them the actual steps to resolving a conflict in godly ways? Then found fun ways to help them practice it? What if the next day when voices began to rise, you made them stop in their tracks and practice the conflict resolution skills they had learned and practiced the day before? It may take a little more time and effort at the beginning, but soon your house should be become more peaceful. And you won’t have to worry about your kids causing an escalation in conflicts at school or work either.
Thankfully, there are a lot of fun ways to help your kids practice Christian life skills. Our website has dozens of free Christian life style lessons. Each lesson has a Bible lesson, suggestions for teaching the skill and ideas for fun ways to practice them. Originally designed for teens, this curriculum can also be slightly adapted for use with older children, too. With so many activity ideas, you should find plenty to help your kids develop strong Christian life skills.