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Beginning, Encouraging, and Sustaining a Church-Wide Bible Memory Program

While the Fighter Verse program can easily be used as part of private Bible disciplines, it was originally designed to also be used in the context of a larger church community. Even though corporate enthusiasm and pacing is harder to maintain, the benefit of pursuing a shared goal is stronger biblical community.

Build Strategic Partnerships

One of the most crucial factors to the success of church-wide memory is the support of the church’s pastors and elders. The pastors play a key role in communicating the significance of Bible memory through announcements, sermons, articles, and examples. […] Read more…

Build Community Interest

Especially in the first year of the program, you must work to build interest and excitement about the program. This can be done a number of ways: posters advertising that something is coming; a kickoff event that features testimonies and skits […] Read more…

Equip and Educate Participants

Many people, particularly adults, may think that Scripture memorization is beyond them. It is important to come alongside these people and encourage their participation by helping them find memory strategies that work for them. Also, provide parents with […] Read more…

Give Tangible Incentives

Scripture memory should be valued because of the blessing of putting God’s Word into your mind. However, a few incentives along the way can also encourage those who have never tried Bible memory, as well as build community […] Read more…

Utilize Small Groups and Sunday School

Because most corporate worship settings can be an intimidating place to do memory accountability, encourage small groups and Sunday School classes to make Scripture memory and accountability part of their weekly program. […] Read more…

Keep Bible Memory in the Forefront

Keep the verse of the week in front of everyone through the means of corporate worship: put it on the church bulletin; ask a volunteer to recite it in the morning announcements; pray it during the worship service; sing it during the worship service; […] Read more…

Recognize God’s Grace

Being able to memorize and apply Scripture to our lives is no small accomplishment. Only God can give us the grace to long for His Word, hide it is our hearts, and use it in our lives. When someone has a testimony of how God has used Bible memory in his life […] Read more…

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