Helping Children Love the Bible with Sally Michael

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt, sits down with Sally Michael, co-founder of Truth78. They discuss how to help children know, love, and memorize God’s Word, and how her new Bible Verses to Remember series for children assists parents, teachers, and church leaders in this important ministry.


1:28 – Intro

2:19 – The biggest joy of Sally’s current ministry role

2:58 – Sally’s new children’s series, Bible Verses to Remember

5:27 – What are the best practices and goals of Scripture memorization?

8:27 – How memorizing Bible passages rescued Sally from trouble

13:25 – What has been you path into developing so many resources for children?

21:11 – How can we help children across a broad age range love memorizing scripture?

32:18 – Finding moments to emphasize biblical virtues in a busy family

36:35 – In what ways has John Piper influenced your time at Bethlehem Baptist Church?

39:51 – Farewell

About Sally Michael:

Sally Michael is a cofounder of Truth78 and has authored curricula and books marked by a passion for developing God-centered resources for the spiritual development of children. For 16 years, Sally served as minister for children at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota under the leadership of John Piper and of her husband, David. Sally and David live in Indianapolis, Indiana. They enjoy spending time with their two daughters and three grandchildren. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Blog Posts written bY Sally Michael.
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Straight to the Heart

Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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