Testing varies based on your own preferences and goals for the program. You can have kids test on all the questions, or just a random few. You can ask all the questions and require 100% mastery, or give a little leeway on missed questions. You know your kids the best and have an idea of what would keep them motivated in the long run. Some kids will try to blast through the belts as fast as possible. If you plan to use the curriculum for an extended amount of time (three years or more) it would be wise to require something close to 100% mastery.
When we test kids, we require the kids to know the questions thoroughly. We ask all the questions for the belt level they are testing on in random order and require 100%. (For the brown and black belts we relax that just a little bit.) It is not a bad idea to include a few questions from previous belts just to keep them on their toes. The Bible agility is designed to be a demonstration, so we require the kids to have their bible with them when they test (no Bible…no test) and they are asked to find things in their Bible using the Bible agility knowledge they just acquired.
Bottom line is that King Fu is flexible, and can adapted easily to your goals for your kids discipleship.
This PNG file has transparent areas that you can use in your preferred graphic program or in Word to create your own "Wall of Honor". Kids LOVE to see their picture on the wall showing off their accomplishments. The higher belt they receive, the higher on the wall they go.
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Diana has done it! In a remarkable 18 month time frame she has learned 576 Bible questions, memorized 99 scriptures, and mastered the use of her Bible in order to be the first person ever to earn her King Fu Black Belt.
Diana came in to pastor Jason's office at 2:15pm and after an hour and a half of testing, left at 3:45 with the black belt on her wrist. When asked how she feels she said, "It feels great to be the first one!" Diana is an inspiration to us all, but don't bother challenging her in a game of bible trivia.
King Fu awarded it's first purple belts this week. Congratulations to Diana and Jamie. Diana is the first kid to achieve that milestone and Jamie is the first adult.
If you think that King Fu is only for the kids of Lufkin First Assembly, you are very mistaken. The purpose of King Fu is for everybody to grow in their knowledge of the word of God in a fun way. Boys and Girls of any age (5 to 95) can study the belt levels and advance the same way.
Several of our most successful King Fu masters are adults. Jamie Palmer is a blue belt, Sean Sims (pictured here) is a high school student that helps in KidWorks and earned his white belt this week, Duane Freeman is a white belt, Jeff Buchannon has earned his white belt, and Heather Buchannon is also a white belt. So far however, the only Pastor that has earned a King Fu belt is Pastor Jason. He is currently a blue belt and will be testing for his purple belt soon!! Adults...it is time to step up and show these kids what it means to study the word of God. You never
In King Fu, it is our priority is to see kids succeed. If a child is struggling, we will work to encourage them and to give them every opportunity to work toward something they can be proud of. Setting a reasonable goal that the kids can work toward will help give them a positive focus. Once a child has experienced a portion of success, fear evaporates. Something interesting about fear is that 95% of them are completely unreasonable. Reality is the best cure for fear. Encourage your child gently and if necessary give them a chance to talk to Pastor Jason. Together we will help them see King Fu as a fun challenge rather than a insurmountable trial.
King-Fu is marching forward! Each week kids are learning new things about the Bible that they never knew before. Eleven kids advanced to the next belt this last Sunday. So far we have awarded belts to 36 kids and 4 adults. Eight of those are advanced belts.
As your child reaches the point where they are ready to test for a belt there are three things they need to do. First, they need to let Pastor Jason know so they can be added to the testing list. Second, they must have their own Bible with them when they test. Third, they must know the questions and the Bible Agility portion for the belt level they are testing. Bible agility is designed to teach kids how to use their Bible efficiently and gets considerably harder as the belt levels increase.
If it is more convenient for you to bring your child to the church during the week, an appointment can be made for them to test with Pastor Jason. The same expectations apply (they must have their Bible) but this will allow them to test in a more private environment. Most belt level tests take about ten minutes.