How to Decide Between a Bible Curriculum and a Bible Study
When families are first introduced to our LIFEPAC curriculum, they are sometimes surprised to find Bible as one of our five main subjects. Biblical truth is the foundation for each of our LIFEPAC subjects, but our Bible courses take the study of God’s Word to an even deeper level. If you are considering adding a Bible course to your homeschool curriculum rather than doing an independent Bible study, here are three things you need to know:
A Bible curriculum encourages your child to take the Bible seriously.
Elevating your Bible study to the same level as your math or language arts curriculum automatically sends the message to your child that studying the Bible is foundational. The Bible is not merely a story or an elective. The Bible is core, essential, and relevant. If you choose a Bible study over a Bible curriculum, sending this message will require a little more work from you, but it absolutely can still be done.
A Bible curriculum equips your child to study the Bible from different angles.
Providing structure to how your child understands the Bible, each year of LIFEPAC Bible focuses on a specific topic like biblical heroes or the life of Christ. Looking at the Bible through these different lenses allows for a richer, more complex understanding of our faith.
A Bible curriculum requires intentionality.
One of the biggest concerns with a Bible curriculum is that your children may begin to see their faith as purely academic. As you guide your child through a Bible curriculum, remember to be intentional to help your child see the difference between a relationship with God and an empty religion. You will not be graded on your faith.
Is Bible one of your main subjects? Why or why not?