Every person in this world has a mix of good habits and bad habits. Our good habits might help us stay healthy or make wise choices or be a trustworthy friend. And our bad habits might take us down roads that lead to unwise choices, dangerous addictions, or broken friendships.

These six habits are designed to help students in grades 5-8 develop some healthy habits—habits that will draw you closer to Jesus and keep your lives centered on him. And these six habits come together to form the easily remembered acronym of HABITS.

  • H – Hanging Out with Jesus
  • A – Attending Church
  • B – Being Generous
  • I – Investing in Healthy Friendships
  • T – Telling My Story
  • S – Serving Others

H: Hanging Out with Jesus

As we follow Jesus, we sometimes forget to spend time with him—or we choose to use our time in other ways. In this habit, you will learn the value and joy of spending time with Jesus. Hanging out with Jesus doesn’t make him love us more than he already does, and it isn’t a way to earn “spiritual points.” It’s all about spending time with our best friend and discovering what is most important to him.