The PB&J Challenge is for children at Park Place who are in the 5th and 6th Grade. Through this challenge, it is our prayer that children develop a thriving and growing relationship with God instead of one that is stagnant. The desire for spiritual growth in our children is at the heart of this challenge.
PB&J stands for Prayer, Bible Study, and Journaling. The children who participate in this challenge are committing to have 150 days of personal quiet time, consisting of at least 5 minutes each of Prayer, Bible Study, and Journaling, from January through July. At the beginning of this challenge, every child who participates is assigned an Encouragement Partner at the church, who prays for their specific child throughout the challenge.
This Challenge is for children who faithfully attend the 5-6 Grade Sunday School class at PPBC.
The Challenge runs from January through July of each year. To successfully complete the challenge, children must have a quality personal devotion time consisting of Bible Study, Prayer, and Journaling for 150 of these days.
By far, the most important result of this challenge would be the strengthened faith of each child who participates and the establishment of a daily quiet time with God. To celebrate this, we take an end-of-summer trip to Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, GA for each child who completes the Challenge. This trip is primarily funded by special Financial Partners from the church.
Children can begin signing up for the PB&J Challenge in Sunday School towards the end of the year. Any child who expresses interest will receive additional information in the mail.
To view the current PB&J Bible Study Guide, click here.
Children who have completed Part 2 of the 2019 Bible Study Guide can use the guide below until Part 3 is sent out, which should be early May. The guide below will walk children through the book of Acts.
Why is the Holy Spirit so important for followers of Jesus today?
Verse 23 lets us know that Jesus’ crucifixion was part of God’s definite plan. Why do you think God included His own suffering in His plan, and how should we respond to this truth?
Peter tells the people in chapter 2 and chapter 3 to repent. What does this mean?
Reread verse 13. Do you think people would be able to say these things about you? Why or why not?
What kind of differences do you see in the Peter of Acts and the Peter that denied Jesus the night of His crucifixion? Why the change?
What do you think led the “religious” leaders of that day to lie like they did in this chapter?
How did Stephen respond to persecution? How do you think he did this? What kind of persecution might you endure for living for Jesus, and how can you respond to that persecution?
How would you explain this passage from Isaiah (verses 32-33) to someone who was wondering what it meant?
In what ways did Saul immediately change after meeting Jesus? Does anyone in your life come to mind who you have noticed a change in since becoming a follower of Jesus? (you can include yourself in this)
What message was Peter receiving with this vision?
Why is what happened in verse 18 such a big deal?
What sin did Herod commit that lead to his death? How might people in our society today commit a similar sin?
How does this chapter teach us of the importance of knowing Scripture. What verses do you know that might help you in sharing about Jesus with someone?
What similar thing happened to Paul and Barnabas that happened to Herod a couple of chapters back. How did Paul and Barnabas respond?