For kids & adults
Passages to memorize
The Lord’s Prayer(St. Luke 11:1-4)
Fruit of the Spirit(Galatians 5:22-23)
Books of the New Testament
St. Matthew 7:7-12, 5:1-12
1 Corinthians 13
Books of the Old Testament
St. John 6:53-58
St. Matthew 6:25-34
St. Matthew 5: 38-48
St. Mark 8:34-38
St. Matthew 25:34-40
2021 Spring Challenge
Ended on May 30,2021
Goal : 7500 points
Actual : 11,300 points!
2021 Winter Challenge
Goal/Deadline to be announced soon!
Every level completed by an individual =100 points
Every level completed by a grade =500 points
(All students + teacher)
Natanya Sarah Ron
Samara Liza Ron
Talia Katharyn Punnoose
Ethan Mathew George
Gianna Miriam Punnoose
Joel George John
What is VERSEathon?
This is a Bible passage memorization challenge that will continue into next year.
There are multiple levels, and each level has a set of passages. All passages on a particular level should be completed, before moving to the next. Everyone goes through the same list, but at their own pace.
The aim is not to compete against anyone, it is just about trying to achieve your best and helping everyone learn.
Why are we doing this?
Psalm 119:11 – “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”
Keeping God’s word in our heart is essential for our spiritual growth. This journey will help us get a bit closer to God’s word.
Who can participate?
Though Sunday School is taking the initiative for this challenge, youth & adults are encouraged to participate.
Making it a family activity will make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. After all, learning God’s word is everyone’s responsibility!
What is being done to ensure I don’t forget what I learnt in the past?
When the new Sunday school year starts, teacher/reviewers would test whether previous passages are still in memory.
Eg. If you had completed Level 3 by June 2021 , when Sunday school resumes in September 2021, you would need to recite all passages in Level 1,2 & 3 before you can start with level 4.
(Teachers may decide to do a review more frequently.)
Is there a reward for completing a level?
Each person(student/adult) who completes a level
Earns 100 points towards the 'Winter Challenge Goal'.
A class(all students+ teacher) that completes a level earns 500 points
A leaderboard will be displayed during the Sunday School common session
To help recognize the effort by smaller kids, Level 1 & 2 will be split into sublevels. The list of Nursery & Kindergarten students who complete a sublevel gets on the leaderboard. (Contact your Sunday School teacher for more details)
Sunday school students who have completed new levels during the Winter Challenge will be awarded a certificate and an Amazon gift card(amount varies by levels) at the end of the Winter Challenge.
How will I be tested?
For Sunday school kids
As long as our meetings are virtual, testing would also be virtual, through a video call. (There may not enough time for testing during Sunday school class time)
As and when you are ready, schedule a time with a Sunday school teacher
A parent should be present during the call and he/she takes the responsibility of ensuring that no reference material is used.
For Youth/ Adults
Video call - When ready, you can call up any Sunday School teacher.
Video recording – You can send in a video recording (done in the presence of a Sunday school student who will certify that no reference material is used 😉). Drive location where recording is uploaded can be shared to Sunu/ Anu/ Allen
Can I use an English/ Malayalam Bible?
Yes, both are acceptable.
NIV is preferred if you are learning new, but no need to re-learn in NIV.
I have more questions, who can answer those?
Please reach out to a Sunday school teacher or to Sunu / Anu
Fruit of the Spirit Song- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rezg4jYFoj0
Everyone is encouraged to share resources that may help with the memorizations – songs, videos.
If you have something that has helped you/ your child learn. Please let Sunu/ Anu/Menaka know so that it gets included here.