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3 Part Summer Challenge for 1st-5th Graders

This is a challenge for our 1st-5th grade children’s church kids.

IMG_0090Complete one part: Choose “big” prize from children’s church
Complete two parts: Kiwi Loco gift card
Complete all three: Trip to Roaring Springs in August (day TBD)

Scripture Challenge:
Memorize Philippians 2:1-18. You may choose the version of the Bible you would like to use. It does not have to be word perfect, but it needs to be very close. You must recite it all at one time.

IMG_0001Creed Challenge:
Memorize the Apostle’s Creed. This creed helps state what we believe as followers of Jesus.

Mission Challenge:
Read 2 of our missions books and turn in a short report on the books. The report should answer questions like, Where did the story take place? Who are the missionaries involved? What was your favorite part? What did you learn from the story?

You have until August 4th to complete the full challenge. You can use the whole summer to work on each part of the challenge at a time. You do not have to do all three things at once. For example, you do not have to recite the scripture and creed at the same time. Whatever you complete by August 4th will determine your prize.

Your parents can help you along the way! Examples of how they can help are by listening to DSC_0081you practice your memorization, helping you come up with memorizing tools, reading the books with you, thinking of a good question to answer in your report, or reading your report before you turn it in.

If you have any questions, ask!

Week Four of Engage the Word

Remember together!
Start the week by remembering the Big Idea from Sunday and the spend time memorizing the scripture focus. Put the memory verse in a place that your family will see it through the week.

Big Idea: Entire Sanctification – We believe that after salvation, God desires each individual to be fully submitted in thoughts, attitudes, decisions, emotions, and lifestyle to the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse for the week:  “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 NLT

Read Together!
Spend time each day reading the passages for the week.

Monday: Matthew 14:22-36 (Lord, Save me)

Tuesday: Mark 5:1-20 (What is your name)

Wednesday: Luke 10:25-37 (What must I do?)

Thursday: Luke 22:1-47 (Who is greater?)

Friday: John 18:1-40 (What is truth?)

Saturday: Acts 3:1-4:37 (By what name did you do this?)

Sunday: Acts 8:26-40 (May I be baptized?)

Talk together!
Discover biblical truth by talking together about the scripture.

Who are the characters and what happened?

Have you ever heard this story before?

What do you think God wants us to learn from this story?

Does this story or our discussion change they way you think or what you knew about the Bible?


Pray together!
Recording praises and requests in a journal will help you (and your family) continually recognize what God is doing!

What can you praise God for each day? Are you waiting to see God’s work in your life somewhere or in someone else’s life?

Pray God’s will for your child, your friends, your family, by praying scriptures. Insert someone’s name in the blank as you pray.

“Jesus, I pray that __________ will allow You to show him/her how to live a holy, transformed life.” (Romans 12:1-2)