Looking for a new way to keep your son or daughter engaged and learning at church? Consider the use of the My Sermon Notebook. This is one of the best ways that I have found to help my children to keep up their church attendance. Helping them to remember what they learned in Sunday school is one of the hardest things for most families. For many families, the only way that they can remember is when they are in church.
The purpose of the notebook is three fold: One, to help your children remember more of the scriptures that they need to study for Sundays; Two, to help your children recall important lessons learned from Sunday school and how to apply it to life; and Three, to help your children articulate their opinions about what is happening in their lives. By simply jotting down the main points of each sermon, your children will be able to practice saying the scripture verses without having to actually say them out loud. I have even used the notebook to write down key points about how I feel about an issue or what I am thinking about reacting to. Once I am able to articulate my thoughts in writing, it is much easier for me to think about them later in person rather than just blurting them out.
The main reason why it works so well for memorizing scripture and taking sermon notes is because the pages are full of vivid pictures and stories. Most people can’t even remember every sermon that they have ever heard because of the emotion that they experienced. This type of note taking gives you a chance to recreate that same emotion by writing it down and recreating the feelings associated with it. It is an easy and fun way for you and your children to remember important lessons from Sunday school or from life itself.