Each year, the Christian Education Council encourages the members of local Seventh Day Baptist churches to commit themselves to memorizing the Scriptures as part of our Scripture Memory Program. The verses selected for the program by the presiding Conference President are usually related to their 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 2018-2019, our Conference theme is “People Get Ready,” as selected by our Conference President Jane Mackintosh. The verses for the program this year surround this theme. Below, you may download the PDF version of the program brochures for each of the three grade levels. Individuals also have the option of memorizing a designated longer passage of Scripture instead of the monthly verses if they desire. This year, the longer passage is Ephesians 1:3-14.
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. An additional award, the Andrew J. Camenga Award, is awarded to the church with the highest percentage of participants.
In response to congregations making use of the program, this year we have elected to make the materials available to local churches in two distinct nine month programs. While the verses are the same, the program materials are set up to run from either September through May or October through June. When you download the materials below, please be sure you download the appropriate age level and for the appropriate 9 month period!
September to May Program Materials
October to June Program Materials
Reporting Form for 2017-2018 Program (required in order to receive certificate and have church/group recognized for awards).