BL45T is our 4th and 5th grade ministry. In BL45T we employ the J12 model of ministry, which stands for “Jesus at 12”. There is only one reference to Jesus in the gospels outside his birth and his adult ministry, and that is when he was 12 years old found in Luke 2:41-52. When Jesus was 12 years old, he communicated to his parents the mission of his life: to be about His Heavenly Father’s business.
The BL45T ministry at The Bridge is committed to helping 4th and 5th graders discover the life changing power of owning these seven words of Jesus for themselves – I Must Be About My Father’s Business.
At Sunday services in BL45T, we worship together and come prepared with pencils, Bibles and journals (we call it PB&J!) so when we get into the word we can remember what the Lord is speaking to us. We play games, have prizes and eat candy for participating and at the end of our service we spend time in our small groups broken up by grade to dive into the lesson a little deeper.
At Bl45t we play games, worship together, and study God’s Word. When we gather we come prepared with pencils, Bibles and journals (we call it PB&J!) so when we get into God’s Word we can remember what the Lord is speaking to us.The students can win prizes and eat candy for participating and at the end we spend time diving into the lesson a little deeper.
BL45T Wednesdays is our midweek program that occurs the first three Wednesdays of each month from 6:30PM to 8:15PM.
The J12 Challenge is a challenge to give God 12 minutes of your day, every day. During that 12 minutes we read a portion of scripture, pick a verse that stands out, and then journal on that verse to help us apply it to our lives. During that 12 minutes we also practice memorizing the three Bible verses we get each Sunday. Journaling about what read each day is super easy! We use the SOAP method, which stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer. First we pick a verse and rewrite it in our own words (Scripture), then we write down what we think God is trying to say in general or in principle in that verse (Observation). Next we take what God is saying and apply it to a specific area of our lives (Application). Last, we write down a short prayer asking God to help us do what He has just put on our hearts to do. A sample SOAP method journal entry looks like this:
Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:20 “Do not lie.”
Observation: God doesn’t like it when I don’t tell the truth!
Application: When Mom and Dad ask me if I brushed my teeth, sometimes I say I did when I didn’t and sometimes I do brush them but I don’t use toothpaste because I’m mad they’re making me brush my teeth. I should tell the truth and not say I brushed my teeth when I haven’t done it the way I know they want me to.
Prayer: Father, help me to listen to my parents and to tell them the truth about brushing my teeth. Amen!