The cornerstone is the first foundation stone that is set and it determines the position of all the other stones to be laid afterwards.

As the Scriptures express it, “See, I am sending Christ to be the carefully chosen, precious Cornerstone of my church, and I will never disappoint those who trust in him.” 1 Peter 2:6

Objective: Challenging children to memorize scripture so they will

Know the Truth and can discern what is false

Be able to stand firm and live a God honoring life

Be equipped to serve God

Be able to defend their faith

Guiding Scriptures:

If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:31-32

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect… 1 Peter 3:15

The Challenge: This is a scripture memorization challenge

  • This challenge supplements what is being taught in children’s church
  • The children work on the challenge outside of children’s church
  • We encourage parents learn the challenge material along with their children to help them get excited about learning it
  • Challenges are designed for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Each month a new challenge is introduced
  • Children can choose to do any/every challenge
  • There is no time limit for the challenge to be completed so they can learn at their own pace
  • Children will receive an award for successfully completing each step challenge. In addition, they will be recognized in front of their peers in children’s church
  • An award will be given to anyone successfully completing all 12 step challenges. In addition, they will be recognized in front of the church

January Challenge: Books of the Bible Award: Bible

February Challenge: Salvation Scriptures Award: John 3:16 Bracelet

March Challenge: Ten Commandments.

Award: 10 C Stone Desk Plaque

April Challenge: Baptism Scriptures.

Award: Cross Necklace

May Challenge:Armor of God

Award: Armor of God Coin

June Challenge: Word of God Scriptures

Award: Gospel Wrist Band

July Challenge: The Lord’s Prayer

Award: Prayer Cube

August Challenge: The Lord’s Prayer

Award: Cross Stone

September Challenge: Psalm 23

Award: Psalm 23 Water Bottle

October Challenge: Godly Living Scriptures

Award: Drawstring Backpack

November Challenge: Fruits of the Spirit

Award: Fruits of the Spirit Plaque