Biblical education is often the catalyst for people who visit the Holy Land, where they can walk where Jesus walked. Groups from Baptist Bible studies, as well as groups from many other denominations, make such trips led by theologically trained leaders who can explain a lot of what’s behind the Scriptures they are studying. It is possible to walk the path the Lord walked from Pilate’s palace to the place of his crucifixion. The emotional power of such an experience leaves an indelible mark on the spirit of any Christian making that journey.
The Baptist biblical education always includes special programs for children. Sunday school includes Bible studies, of course, but in the summer there is always Vacation Bible School. The entire community of children is invited to attend, and the kinds of fun activities that stimulate young minds are well planned. These aren’t exactly like the adult education, but for a week during the summer these children are given generous doses of Baptist Bible Studies that they will remember for a long time. Dramatizations and craft activities are created to reinforce the lessons learned. Psalm 91:1 ensures that “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” By studying His word more anyone can get closer to that ‘secret place’. Just like any relationship someone desires to develop deeper, God wants His people to know Him personally.
One of the more popular alternatives for high school age youngsters is the “lock down,” where a group spend the night in the church fellowship hall or gymnasium with Christian activities (geared to teach Biblical lessons) with adult (usually college age) supervision. Music, videos, games, etc. in a concentrated Christian atmosphere sets them apart for a while from the influences of secular society. All of these activities have the same ultimate goal; to open the hearts and minds of God’s people to the beauty and richness of His Word. Sharing the enthusiasm to learn God’s Word will not only spread the word, but also strengthen the personal desire to know Him more.