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Loaves and Fish Scripture Memory Program

We want to encourage our children to memorize Scripture. In addition, we want to provide them with a way to engage in missions here at home and across the globe. With both of those goals in mind, we invite your 3-year-olds-5th graders to join us in memorizing 24 verses over the course of the year to, in turn, donate resources to various organizations.
How it works: 
  • Verses memorized earn $1, depicted by 1 paper fish
  • Items in the Loaves and Fish store cost 5 or 10 fish
  • Items will support a different outreach each quarter
When students have earned 5 or 10 fish, they can bring them to the director on duty at the check-in desk to choose their donation. They will receive a card that shares which outreach they supported, and what their support provides for said outreach. While we provide 2 verses for memorization each month, verses may be said to a teacher or director on duty for credit at any time.

January-March: Unite 4 Africa

Jeremiah 10:6: No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.

Isaiah 53:1: Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Psalm 145:13: Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all He promises and faithful in all He does.

Isaiah 53:2: He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire Him.

James 1:5: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Isaiah 53:3: He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem.

April-June: Josh Brock and Danielle Padilla

Psalm 37:30: The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

Isaiah 53:4: Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

Isaiah 42:8: I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield to my glory to another or my praise to idols.

Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Jeremiah 32:27: I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Isaiah 53:6: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

July-September: Unite 4 Africa

2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Isaiah 53:7: He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Isaiah 53:8: By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 53:9: He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.

Books for Kids

Ages 10+ (younger with help)

Written specifically to challenge readers with the powerful lives of missionaries who have profoundly shaped history, the books in the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series answer today's call for positive role models and for opportunities to see how God works through the lives of those who follow him.

The exciting life stories of these heroes will inspire readers as they witness the drama of faith and character being tested under the most extreme circumstances.

Readers of all ages love these fast-paced adventures that take them to the heart of a nation, an era, and what it means to live a life dedicated to serving God and those He loves. Parents report that even kids who have never liked to read have eagerly read all of these - sometimes more than once!

Ages 10+ (younger with help)

Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.

Ages 9-14

There's never a dull moment when the Reel Kids Media Club takes on swollen rivers, dense jungles, and rugged mountains to film the fascinating faces and places that need the gospel. Jeff, Mindy, and K.J. experience the heart of cultures around the world as they meet intriguing new friends on their action-packed global adventures.

Each well-researched, exciting story is set in a different country, so children not only experience a page-turning adventure but also learn about the people, culture, or history of the nation in which the story takes place. A meaningful series of missionary challenge for young readers who enjoy action!

Ages 8-12

"The award-winning TRAILBLAZER BOOKS are action-packed historical fiction introducing great Christian heroes. Each page-turner portrays a significant period in a hero or heroine's life and ministry as seen through the eyes of a young protagonist. A page in the front explains exactly what is fiction and which events and characters are historical, and a 'More About' chapter at the end provides a brief biographical overview of the hero's life. We want kids to learn about pioneer missionaries and other important Christians . . . and have fun doing it."  - Dave and Neta Jackson

Ages 4-9

Heroes for Young Readers introduces younger children to the lives of Christian heroes! Whether reading for themselves or being read to, children love the captivating rhyming poems and unforgettable color illustrations of the Heroes for Young Readers series.

Heroes of History for Young Readers brings history, science, and government to life for younger children. This series presents the captivating true stories of inspiring figures who changed the course of history. Preschoolers through third graders can learn about the past from vivid color illustrations and fun, informative, rhyming text. 

Ages 9-12

Based on Kay Arthur’s bestselling How to Study Your Bible, this easy–to–use Bible study combines a serious commitment to God’s Word with fun illustrations, games, puzzles, and activities that reinforce biblical truth. How to Study Your Bible for Kids introduces the basics of inductive Bible study―observation, interpretation, and application―to children ages 9 to 12. As they learn about the people in the Bible, the way things were done in biblical times, the amazing miracles performed, and numerous terrific adventures found in the Bible, young people will discover that God’s Word speaks to them right where they’re at. They’ll come away from this study with a deeper understanding of God’s love and care for them.