Part of Raising Soldiers 4 Christ is teaching, encouraging and leading our children in a daily Bible study. We believe this is one of the most important, if not the most important, things we can pass along to help prepare our children for adulthood. In that regard, Prasso Ministries recently blessed me with an opportunity to review their Teen Prasso Teachers Manual and Teen Prasso Homework Manual.
As Bookworm (my oldest) grows and matures, it has become increasingly difficult in finding a Bible study that will challenge him. He is more advanced in reading as well as his biblical knowledge that many children his age. Identifying a study that will challenge him without confusing him with adult topics or unfamiliar words has been exhausting. Teen Prasso is specifically geared with teens in mind as this resource encourages pre-teens and teens to unplug and plug back into Christ.
As I paged through the first lesson, I was amazed with the content. Allow me to stress to you that while my son needs challenged, I also believe this study is a wonderful foundation for older folks are beginning their new walk with Christ. My niece, who has been staying with us, accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior while she has been here. She has very little knowledge about God, the Bible or anything in between. She is a few months older than my son and a new creation in Christ. Although this Bible study was originally to challenge my son, I thought why not involve her also. My niece jumped right in and really enjoyed the program. Her knowledge in the Bible is continually growing as she continues to study and adhere to God’s Word.
What can you expect from Teen Prasso from Prasso Ministries?
- The teachers manual has 13 lessons for you to teach and facilitate though out the study.
- Each lesson begins with an outline for quick reference.
- The student guide contains 12 Chapters.
Here are some of what is included in the student guide:
- God Your Heavenly Father
- God’s Love
- Why doesn’t 1+2 add up in my life?
- It’s All-Out War
- The enemies lies….and where they lead.
- Two Brothers-Pride and Selfishness
- Prasso, Putting it all into practice
- The Journey
Something to note – if you are wanting to use this program in a group setting (which it is designed for), each student will need their own copy of the student workbook.
How we used it?
We set aside time each day for God during our Bible Studies/Devotions for ourselves and our children. I decided to add in another Bible study for just Bookworm and me during the summer. I wanted to find something challenging for him that would invoke thought and conversation as we dove more thoroughly into God’s Word. With Teen Prasso, this is exactly how I used it. I went through the lesson with him weekly and then he would work in his student workbook daily. This program emphasizes the importance of daily Bible time. After Bookworm worked through his lessons, we came together and discussed the topics from the week, talked through questions he had, and encouraged him to share his thoughts. I encouraged Bookworm to personalized his workbook and keep his workbook personal. By doing this, he remained open and honest with his answers and discussion topics. If you decided to try this Bible study, this is an option to keep open for your teens as well. You want them to be as open and honest in their answers as they can be. Personally, when I have my one-on-one time with God, I am more honest in my notes when I know no one is reading what I am writing. I gave that same respect to my son as well. 🙂
In regards to the direction this country is taking, as well as in the rest of the world, it is important to get our children seeking after the Lord daily. We need to encourage our children to continue to seek God’s heart as they grow into teens and eventually adults.
I give this program 5 stars! We love it and are sad to see it end for both Bookworm and my niece!