Where: Community Room
Who: Parents & Children (Age 4-5th Grade)
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength. Memorize His laws and tell them to your children over and over again. Talk about them all the time, whether you’re at home, or walking along the road, or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning. Write down copies and tie them to your wrists and foreheads to help you obey them. Write these laws on the door frames of your homes and on your town gates." Deuteronomy 6:4-9
What is Bible Blast?
Bible Blast is a fun and exciting program that teaches God’s word to children ages four through sixth grade. There are two components to Bible Blast: Bible Reading and Bible memory work. The text used for the Bible reading is The Picture Bible, which is a story Bible with comic strip-style pictures. There is also a Bible Blast manual listing what to read each week and quiz questions based on the reading. The optional Bible memory portion of Bible Blast includes Bible verses for children of all ages, and offers differing rewards to encourage the kids to hide God’s word in their hearts.
What is a parent’s responsibility with Bible Blast?
Parents are crucial to the success of Bible Blast. A parent should read The Picture Bible to their children each week as well as review the quizzing questions and answers. In addition, parents support the program by giving offering to cover the cost of the prizes their children earn. Finally, Bible Blast can’t function without parent volunteers. This program depends upon the parents for their involvement with their children, their time in volunteering, and their finances in supporting the program.
How does Bible Blast work?
Bible Blast is based on Deuteronomy 6:4-9, which tells parents to impress God’s Word on the hearts of their children. It is centered around families reading the Bible together daily. Parents read a story from The Picture Bible to their children each week and review the quizzing questions and answers in the Bible Blast manual. Then, the children meet together for a high-energy, motivational, music-filled Bible Blast program. Part of the time is spent quizzing the children on their reading for the week and listening to memory verses they have worked on. This is when they can earn prizes. The remaining time is spent in praise and worship as well as a lesson about the week’s Bible reading.
How much time per week does Bible Blast take at home?
This depends on the family and the age of the children. As little as 15 minutes a day reading The Picture Bible about 5 days a week. There are age-related quizzing questions. Of course, if the family chooses to memorize scripture (not required in the program) this will take more time.
Does my child have to memorize to be in Bible Blast?
Bible Blast is not a scripture memory program. Memorization is an optional component but the mission of Bible Blast is to teach the children God's Word. Memory of scripture is an extra feature and not necessary for great success in the program. If a parent is interested in the memory portion of Bible Blast, it begins 30 minutes before the start time on Sunday at 5:00 p.m.