Each year, the Christian Education Council encourages the members of local Seventh Day Baptist churches to commit themselves to memorizing portions of the Scriptures as part of our Scripture Memory Program. The verses are selected for the program by the presiding Conference President and are usually related to his or her selected theme. There are three age levels for the program: one for primary age groups (ages 5-8), one for juniors (9-12) and one for youth and adults (13+).
In 2015-2016, our Conference theme is “Faith, Family, and Education,” as selected by our Conference President the Rev. Dr. Ken Chroniger. The verses for the program this year surround this theme. You may download the PDF versions of the program brochures here.
At the completion of each year’s program, member churches of the General Conference can report their members who complete their program to the Christian Education Council for the recognition of their members. In addition, the Christian Education Council recognizes the church with the highest number of members who have completed the program with the Mary G. Clare Scripture Memory Bowl in honor of the congregation’s achievement.
Families can work together to memorize these verses—each age group memorizes part or all of the same verses.
For those who prefer memorizing contiguous passages, the longer passage is provided as an alternative—memorizing it qualifies as complete participation in the program.
Instructions for how to submit the list of participants will be provided to churches as the program nears completion in 2016.
May you have a blessed year in God’s Word as you study and commit it to memory!