“Bible Verse Marathon” Fundraiser

What is the BIBLE VERSE MARATHON™ Fundraiser?

Imagine a fundraiser in which the school, church or organization keeps 80% of the gross funds raised! Next, imagine a fundraiser in which the students or youth are encouraged to learn God's Word in their hearts & minds! We call this a "Bible Verse Marathon" because instead of running 26 miles, the youth are memorizing 26 Bible verses.

There are 3 simple steps to organizing a "Bible Verse Marathon" for your group:
1) the youth study the 26 Bible Verses (Bible IQ provides but you have input on the verses)
2) the youth solicit donations in advance (e.g., $1 per verse correctly memorized)
3) the youth get tested via Bible IQ's online exam.

The test is multiple-choice, the results are immediate, and can be taken with cellphones, tablets or laptops. The test is not made available until the agreed-upon testing date & time. There are no costs to the school, church or organization. Finally, we suggest a group pizza party during the Bible Verse testing event! See a sample of the online exam and a copy of the fundraising flyer below.
NOTE: The school/organization can use any Bible Translation! Also, the group has the option to incorporate a "fitness" element to the fundraiser (e.g., 26 laps around the gym/track, 26 minutes of jump-roping, etc.). There are also exciting opportunities to create value-added donor engagement (e.g., the donor is emailed one of the verses for 26 consecutive days, etc.).

Bible Verse Memory Marathon Fundraiser flyer (click image for "pdf"):


Bible Verse Marathon "Top 26" Verses (click image for "pdf"):


STUDY AID: Bible Verse "e-Flashcards" of the core 26 Verses

(Click the "+" button when you are ready for the verse to be revealed.)

The below contains the suggested 26 Bible Verses in an electronic flashcard format. Students can use this as a study aid and will help them learn the verses in an engaging and entertaining manner.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  (NIV)

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  (NIV)

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.  (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  (NIV)

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  (NIV)

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  (NIV)

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  (NIV)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (NIV)

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  (NIV)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  (NIV)

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God –  (NIV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  (NIV)

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.  (NIV)

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  (NIV)

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”  (NIV)

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  (NIV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  (NIV)

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  (NIV)

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  (NIV)

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  (NIV)

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  (NIV)

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  (NIV)

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  (NIV)

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.  (NIV)

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  (NIV)

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The $1 Million Dollar Question:

Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test:
Q. Have you ever told a lie?
Q. Have you ever stolen anything?
Q. Have you ever used God’s name in vain?
Q. Have you ever lusted over someone?
Q. Have you ever hated someone?

If you have done these things, God sees you as a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer-at-heart, and a murderer-at-heart. And this is only 5 of God’s Ten Commandments (a/k/a “God’s Law”). And the Bible warns that on the Day of Judgment, God will punish you in a terrible place called Hell. But, there is “good news”! God is not willing that any should perish. Sinners broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid their fine by shedding His sinless blood on a cross ~2,000 years ago. This means that God can legally dismiss their case (and yours!): “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Then Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death. Today, repent (turn away from your sins), put your complete trust in Jesus, and confess Jesus as your Lord & Savior… and God will give you eternal life as a free gift.

The $1 Million Dollar Myth:

Contrary to popular belief, being a “good person”, doing “good deeds”, or being “religious” will not get you a ticket to heaven! Many people are hoping God will dismiss their sins because their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds. They further hope that because God is “good” he will let them go unpunished and enter heaven. However, because God is “good” he must by nature punish sinners (i.e., God would not be a good judge if he let criminals go free). The Bible states: “There is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) The Bible also states: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) And finally, think about this, if your goodness could save you, Jesus would have died in vain (i.e., for no good reason). The Bible states: “I (Jesus) am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me. (John
14:6) Friends, please don’t “roll-the-dice” and gamble your eternal life on the life-threatening lie that being a “good person” will get you to heaven.

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus:

Here is a prayer you can use to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior. It is a suggested prayer – the key is that you are speaking from your heart.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me turn away from sin going forward. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus into my heart and I confess him as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for sending your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

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