We’ve found these notebooks to be a great tool for getting our older kids to actually listen to the sermon and for our younger kids to have a bit of fun. They love counting to see how many times certain words were said. And it helps all of them remember what the sermon was about so we can actually talk to them about it at home.
This definitely keeps our Middle School students focused. They use it and it gives us a great opportunity to discuss the sermons at a later time. We all get so much more out of it by using this tool. However, when they found out there were bound copies of the notebook, they wanted them right away. I bought the digital copy as a "tester" to see how we all like it. And like it we do! So we let them use copies for 2 months to make sure it wasn't just a honeymoon phase, but they have been faithful, so I'm buying the bound notebooks now. It was good motivation and they deserve it.
It’s not overwhelming trying to read a bunch of questions while listening to a sermon. It keeps the child focused on the message and while they think about certain words. Perfect!