6 Keys to Effective Bible Story Telling

1. Know the story by heart: If you get the facts wrong or constantly have to look them up during the story, you’ll lose your student.

2. Use changes in your voice: When telling a Bible story, change your voice for each character. Also change the tone and volume of your voice to gain interest.

3. Use a variety of methods: Don’t use the same method every time you tell a Bible story. To be effective, change it up from time to time. Here’s three methods you could use.

  • Video (Make them short to emphasis main point)
  • Drama (Could use person dressed as a Bible character or have children act out the story)
  • Objects (Use objects to illustrate the story.)

4. Use an element of surprise: Do something your students aren’t expecting like lighting flash paper to illustrate fire coming from Heaven

5. Always apply the story to the children’s lives. If you don’t have a life application to the story, it’s just a story.

6. Decide ahead of time what you want the children to learn. Everything you do in children’s ministry should have a purpose. That includes what your want children to learn from the Bible stories you tell.



Author: Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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