The National Bible Bee is a competition for students, but your whole family can get involved. Find out more on today’s Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Farris and Bible Bee director Mark Rasche.
Mark, the curriculum for the Bible Bee contest, which will have many verses to memorize and many facts to learn about the word of God—that’s going to be available May 1st, on the website. What do you anticipate is to be a parent’s role in helping their kids learn this curriculum, and in the process of the Bible Bee participation altogether?
Well, first of all, I couldn’t agree more that family involvement is important. In the coming months, we plan to develop tools that will involve both parents and their children. For example, we posted our first family devotional on our website on King David, and this is the first in a series of what we’re calling “Heroes of the Faith.” We’re developing Bible Bee quiz cards that families can use together as contestants prepare for the competition. We even have “Fundamentals of the Faith”—again, as they are studying for the Bible Bee, a lot of what we want to do is emphasize application. The bottom line is that we want the Bible Bee to extend to the whole family and to serve as a helpful tool that will encourage them to learn and apply the scriptures together.
Mark, I hope that every family listening to this will get excited about teaching their kids to memorize the word of God and to know about the word of God. This competition will serve as a catalyst for much good in this country. I’m Mike Farris.