6 Keys to Effective Bible Story Telling

Leadership / Teaching Techniques //

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.





About the Author

After serving the as a children’s pastor for over 20 years, Tamera Kraft founded Revival Fire 4 Kids Ministry in 2007 in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. She has taught in national workshops and has conducted kid’s crusades, church camps, and children’s camp meeting services. She has also done inner city ministry outreaches, directed mission’s trips for children, and was on staff at two different churches where she built thriving children’s ministries.