Greetings Reading Friends! This is David Telbat. Today, I have a couple screening tests for you to check out. According to Navy SEAL Veteran, Marcus Luttrell, the BUD/S screening test is meant to screen out soldiers who don’t have what it takes to become a Navy SEAL.
And, inspired by past novel, Believers’ Boot Camp, the COIL Team has a similar screening test for Christians.
Could you pass either of the following screening tests?
(The following test section is quoted from Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.)
Basic SEAL BUD/S 5-Point Screening Test:
1. A 500-yard swim, breaststroke, or sidestroke, in 12 minutes, 30 seconds
2. A minimum of 42 push-ups in 2 minutes
3. A minimum of 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes
4. A minimum of 6 dead-hang pull-ups
5. A 1.5 mile run in 11 minutes, 30 seconds, done while wearing boots and long pants
The following exam was inspired by my Special Forces Christians story themes.
COIL’s Special Forces Christian Final Exam:
1. Recite the names of all 66 Books of the Bible in 3 minutes.
2. Explain the gospel message (from spiritual death to life in Christ) referencing a minimum of 5 verses.
3. Recite verses from memory for two minutes.
4. Describe conditions inside three countries where it’s illegal to own a Bible.
5. Explain the Great Commission and your local impact for Christ in 5 minutes.
Could you pass the SFC exam right now? I hope so. It’s basic, but very important with a view on Christ’s desire for all His people.
IDEA: For the kids in your neighborhood or at church, a combination of the two above screening tests could be a big hit! Post the minimum requirements on the church bulletin board, and hold a Special Forces Christian Competency Exam this summer. Maybe work in teams. And have fun! Let me know how it goes.
See you on the training field!