ROY -- Trish Robas said when she picks up her 2-year-old daughter from her King's Club activities Thursday nights at North Central Baptist Church, the girl recites simple Scriptures to her.
"I didn't know if she could do it or not," said the Layton mother. "For her to be memorizing Scripture has been pretty awesome. That's been the most exciting part for us."
Robas also has children ages 7 and 12 who are in the program, but she said it's the 2-year-old who has shown her the real dynamics of encouraging children to do their best at learning gospel principles.
North Central Baptist Church is inviting area children through elementary school age to take part in its new King's Kids Club, which started in November.
King's Kids runs for just longer than an hour every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. at the church, 5798 S. 1900 West.
"They are doing a great job learning their memory verses," said Tina Harris, who is the pastor's wife at the church. "Even the youngest kids are doing a great job with it.
"We just want to give our kids a program to where they can learn their Bible verses and know what they believe at a young age. We want to give them a good groundwork for them to base their faith off of."
Internationally, King's Kids Club is designed for fundamental Baptist churches that want an outreach for boys and girls in first through sixth grades.
However, the Roy church has modified its club for younger children as well.
According to an international website on the program, the curriculum places emphasis on Bible memory within the context of doctrine and character building.
The curriculum is self-paced and consists of six books and three electives, which are music, missions and creation science.
Each level of accomplishment is tied to an award system, which serves to keep kids motivated to continue memorizing.
A typical King's Kids Club evening format is balanced between Bible memory time, preaching time and game time.
"It's just a great opportunity for kids to learn the message," Robas said. "King's Kids is not above their heads. They really learn about God and the Bible at a level they can understand."
"Our church is growing and we are excited," church member Mae Owen wrote about the program in an e-mail to the Standard-Examiner.
"I don't think any of the churches here have a program like this," she said, naming similar but different programs that some area congregations sponsor.
"They play games, memorize Scripture and do crafts," Robas said. "It's just a fun time for them. ... They just love it."
For more information on the program, call Tina Harris at 801-513-6072.