Today on the podcast, Sean speaks with Connie Rice regarding apologetics for preteens.
Connie has been in children’s ministry for 27 years and in preteen specific ministry for 20 of those years. Connie explains how preteens are in a stage in life where they can check out from ministry. By giving them evidence of why the Bible is to be trusted they become excited about, drawn in and engaged in what the Bible has to say. Preteens that are given apologetics become more confident and open to sharing their faith.
Preteens are at that stage where they are exploring possibilities. They are at that stage where they are questioning whether or not what their parents believe is really true. When you can offer them evidence of a faith, they are beginning to build themselves it can be helpful. By teaching preteens to interpret the scripture, the use of articles and books, we are able to offer them the evidence they are seeking.
Connie has a website that has some great resources, with two specific pages geared towards preteens. Check it out here: https://eyes2c.net/. If you have any further questions there is contact information located on the website.
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