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TBC has had a major impact on my life. God’s Word is so powerful. God has used the verses I have put in my heart to shape me into the person I am today. It has changed me in ways I can’t even describe. I would not be the person I am today without the words that I have committed to memory-even when I wasn’t committing them for the right reasons. At first, I did it because it was fun, I could be smart, and be better at my brothers at something. But then God’s Word started changing me. It is just amazing what God can do through His Word. No matter what, even in you are learning these verses for the absolute wrong reason, God can change you through them. So stay with it.
I grew up in this program and have been transformed by being a part of it. Not only did I memorize God’s Word- which I never thought I could do- but I was changed by it. One of my favorite things about Teen Bible Challenge is the small group experience that is fostered by the program. I was given teammates and coaches who loved me and cared about my well being – physically, mentally, and spiritually. When my own youth group struggled, this was the group that I found encouragement, strength, and belonging in. This was my small group for many years. Teen Bible Challenge is such an effective program, because it meets students where they are at and helps each individual to find their own ways to memorize Scripture and to discover for themselves the power of God’s Word.
TBC is so important to me. I am just so impressed with how much I can learn. If you think about it, 50 verses is a lot of memory. And they don’t come back as nothing. I can remember so many instances where I thought, ‘what should I do in this situation?’. Then I would remember a verse I learned years ago that would help. TBC has helped me be so much more enthusiastic about what I do in life. And it is just SO MUCH FUN. I am not at competitions and at practices because I am being made to. I come because I ENJOY it so much! ~Brenden (current TBC quizzer)
The summer right before my senior year, I moved out of my house and moved in with an atheist family. It was hard for me to stand firm and keep my faith – I wasn’t even sure I wanted to. After awhile, a lot of the verses that I learned really started to convict me. Even though I wasn’t sure where I stood with God, I broke down and I prayed. I opened up my Bible and was flipping through it. Verses I had learned from TBC came flooding back to me. I absorbed so much through my years in TBC. Even if you are not doing it for the right reason, you are sowing good seeds.
I think that KBC can get you closer to God and help to know God more. It helps you experience what some of the people in the Bible went through. I really enjoy KBC and I thank all of the helpers and coaches for helping us get to know God.
I think KBC helps you embrace God’s Word so that you can use His Word to help you in certain situations. If you are in trouble, you can use God’s Word to help you get through it. And it helps you in life.
I’ve been doing this for 10 years. I’ve watched kids start in the program at 3rd grade and go all the way up and graduate high school in the program. It’s been really great to watch them succeed. Besides just the fact that they are memorizing God’s Word, which is in itself- awesome, but there are also a bunch of other side effects as well. There are incredible small group experiences between these kids. The friendships that develop between the kids from meeting twice a week is just fantastic. I’ve watched parents who get nervous or uncomfortable because their kid never jumps and answers a question- don’t even worry about it. As a challenge master watching them, I know they all know the answers. Just the experience of working with the great coaches we have in this program, even if they never answer a question, is benefit enough. They are being richly blessed by being apart of this program.
This year has been really fun. First of all, being a new quizzer, and then just memorizing the Bible and using my gifts for God.