Truth & Training, also referred to as T&T, engages third- through sixth-graders and answers their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is achieved through a biblically-based curriculum that focuses on living out one's faith through a life of grace.
T&T is divided into two parts: T&T Ultimate Adventure Club for third and fourth grades and T&T Ultimate Challenge Club for fifth and sixth grades.
INTRODUCTION/START ZONE BOOKLET
Each T&T club has a Start Zone Entrance Booklet . For clubbers in the Ultimate Adventure Club (3rd and 4th graders) will start with Start Zone – T&T Ultimate Adventure Entrance Booklet. For new clubbers in the Ultimate Challenge Club (5th and 6th graders) will start with Start Zone – T&T Ultimate Challenge Entrance Booklet.
The T&T Ultimate Adventure program has two handbooks called The Ultimate Adventure Series. Clubbers are taught that trusting Christ for salvation is the ‘ultimate adventure!’ The individual books are titled Ultimate Adventure Book One and Book Two.
The T&T Ultimate Challenge program has two handbooks called The Ultimate Challenge Series. Clubbers are taught that walking in relationship with Christ is the ‘ultimate challenge!’ The individual books are titled Ultimate Challenge Book One and Book Two.
Ultimate Adventure Book One and Book Two are each divided into eight Discoveries. Ultimate Challenge Book One and Book two are each divided into eight Challenges. Each Discovery or Challenge has seven sections, adding up to 56 sections in each of the handbooks.
All sections in the T&T handbooks should be passed in order. There are just two exceptions. One is bringing friends to club. The other is the missionary interview. Clubbers can continue working through their books even if these two sections are not completed. Sections may be signed, but an Award Bone or Award Emblem cannot be awarded until all sections in that Discovery or Challenge are completed.
3RD GRADE (1st Year of T&T) – START ZONE ENTRANCE BOOKLET, THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE BOOK ONE
4TH GRADE (Second Year of T&T) - THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE BOOK TWO
5TH GRADE (Third Year of T&T) – START ZONE ENTRANCE BOOKLET (if new to T&T), THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE BOOK ONE
6TH GRADE (Fourth Year of TnT) - THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE BOOK FOUR
At the end of each Discovery or Challenge there are “Silver” and “Gold” extra-credit sections. A clubber must complete ALL of the Silver or Gold sections to receive a Silver Seal or Gold Seal at the end of the year. Silver and Gold sections may be done in any order. However, a Silver Seal must be earned before a Gold Seal.
Silver and Gold sections can be quite difficult. Here are some examples:
- Write down 10 instructions received throughout the day, and then find 10 instructions God gives in His Word.
- Read and report on a missionary biography.
- Make five awesome invitations to AWANA, and then hand them out to friends.
- Write a song or poem of praise to God.
- Make up a game to help you and others learn the books of the Bible.
- Make a list of 20 different names found in the Bible for the Lord Jesus.
- Learn how to say John 3:16 in another language.
Review is central to the T&T program. While the word “review” may not be used, the concept is integrated throughout the handbooks. If you read through an entire handbook, the clubbers are constantly asked to give the questions, answers, and backup verses in some form. This happens in the regular sections and in the Silver and Gold sections. Also, the first section of Book Two is a review of Book One.
In addition, certificates and pins are available for clubbers who can recite four questions, eight answers for each question and a backup verse for each answer. That’s a total book review in one sitting! Thirty-two review verses!
For 3rd or 4th graders, each clubber will start in the Ultimate Adventure Book 1.
For 5th or 6th graders, each clubber will start in the Ultimate Challenge Book 1.
Each Handbook consists of:
DISCOVERIES/ CHALLENGES AWARD BONES or AWARD EMBLEMS
HANDBOOK REVIEW TEST * REVIEW CERTIFICATE AND PIN
T&T is a self-paced program. To complete a handbook in one year, it is recommended that a clubber complete 2 sections at a minimum each week.
When a clubber has completed the requirements to earn an Award, the Award will be issued to them during the Award Ceremony of Council Time. AN AWARD WILL NOT BE ISSUED IF THE CLUBBER DOES NOT WEAR THEIR UNIFORM!
WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
Streamwood Award Bar (red) Beginning of Ultimate Adventure Book 1
Streamwood Award Bar (blue) Beginning of Ultimate Adventure Book 2
Ultimate Adventure Award Bones Completion of each Discovery – Ultimate Adventure
Ultimate Challenge Award Emblems Completion of each Challenge – Ultimate Challenge
Extra-Credit Silver Pins Completion of all extra-credit Silver sections
Extra-Credit Gold Pins Completion of all extra-credit Gold sections
Alpha Award and Pin Completion of first Handbook
Excellence Award and Pin Completion of first two Handbooks
Challenge Award and Pin Completion of first three Handbooks
Timothy Award and Pin Completion of all four Handbooks