I wanted to share with you the opportunity we have to participate in the National Bible Bee, right here in Ashland, OH. Melody Swartzentruber and her family have driven an hour away to participate in this program for the past 2 years and have felt called to bring this opportunity home to Ashland. The National Bible Bee helps families to establish the life-long habit of discipleship in God's Word and prayer. One of the visions of the Bible Bee is to recognize, encourage, and reward children for diligent study of God’s Word. There are age appropriate materials available for the whole family to do together. The program runs from June 1 - August 28, with the local bee being held on Saturday, Aug. 27.
I would like to encourage you to consider the Bible Bee, not as yet another activity, but as an opportunity in life that supports your goal of training and teaching your children that we are to be ALL about living and talking about Christ.
This is an activity that has eternal results . . . it will help us as families to focus on what is important. Whether you think you have a champion at your house or not, I'd like to encourage you to have your whole family involved, so that your children will experience the excitement of witnessing other families holding God's Word as a top priority. There are three levels of participation available, so if you have a child that might not be interested in the intense study necessary for the opportunity to participate in the National Bee, perhaps they could register for the Timothy Track. This is the same study as the National Track, but with less verses to memorize. There is also the Supporting Sibling Track for those who may not yet be old enough to participate, or those who just might not want to compete. All three tracks receive the same study information and are encouraged to attend all of the summer activities.
For more information, or to register, please visit www.BibleBee.org. Registration begins April 1. Space is limited, though to 75 participants, so if you think you might be interested, please don't wait too long to sing up! If you have any questions, you may contact me directly either by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 419-281-1542. Thank you for considering this opportunity to help encourage families to study God's Word together this summer.