The Victory for Verses Program is a system
whereby children in your church can recite verses from the Bible to earn
"dollars" that can be redeemed once a month for prizes. This program has been used in many churches
with much success. Kids are excited
about learning verses that they will remember for the rest of their lives…and
they get a reward for the time they took to do this.
The goal of the program is
to encourage children to hide God's word in their hearts. Giving children an incentive to do this is a
great idea, and once they learn their verses, they are more likely to remember
them for years. In fact, we encourage
you to allow children to say verses over again each year so that they have a
higher likelihood of never forgetting what they memorized.
What ages are recommended for participation in the
Children ages 3 to 11 can
easily participate in the program. Of
course, Bible verses will be easier for younger children and harder as the ages
What ways can children earn their dollars?
This program is
flexible. Essentially you can decide
how you want children to earn their dollars.
Some recommendations include:
Bringing their Bible to
class (1 dollar)
Reciting one Bible verse (2
Reciting items off the
Memory Master List (included) (5 to 30 dollars)
Where do the prizes come from?
The prizes can be purchased
at places like a dollar store, discount store, and online at Christian Book
Distributors. These are places where
you will likely find sales and bargains on small ticket items like stickers,
pencils, etc… You can also keep an eye out for bigger ticket items like craft
kits, cars for boys, dolls for girls, etc…
If you are able to get a budget approved for the program by your church
board of directors that can also be a viable option.
How will you help get our program started?
Included in this Victory for
Verses program packet you will receive dollar templates that you can print on
colored card stock. You will receive
dollars in various amounts, so you can decide how you would like to give these
out to children. You also receive a
Memory Master List that has the most common things that children memorize when
they are young. The items on this list
will be worth more dollars to kids then just saying verses from the Bible. Plus, there is a checklist that you can
print for each child to keep track of the verses and list items that they
What do I have to provide to get this started?
You will need volunteers who
will be willing to sit and listen to children who want to say verses and earn
dollars. You can set up a station for
children in a central hallway or some other place in your church. The station can be open when it is
convenient for you. Some churches
prefer to open their memory station a half hour before Sunday School classes
start. It wouldn't hurt to have a few
Bibles handy for children who want to say their verse(s), but have left their
Bible at home.
When should the Victory Verse store be open for
Once a month you should open
your store for children to shop and spend their dollars. This is good because it gives children time
to collect dollars, and it is not making them wait a long time to spend their
dollars. Children should reap their
rewards in a satisfactory amount of time to make saying the verses more
enjoyable and more urgently.
Can I contact you with more questions that I
Absolutely! Just send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer questions you