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Monday, June 25, 2012

What can I do to prepare for Bible Quizzing?

Okay, you attended the Ministry Fair.  You've been reading the blog.  You're excited and ready to check out the Bible Quiz Team!  But it doesn't start until September.  So, you ask, what can you do to prepare for the Fall?  There are a few things you can do in the meantime!

  • Get familiar with the Gospel of Matthew.  Read through it on your own or with your family in your daily devotions.
  • Start by memorizing a few verses from the book that are meaningful to you.  (Matthew 10:38, Matthew 5:14, and Matthew 6:34 are good options)
  • Find some friends who you enjoy hanging with and competing with.  Look for Bible-based games to play together to challenge your mind.

Midwinter 2008 (Day 2)

Monday, June 18, 2012

How long has Bible Quizzing been around?

While asking questions about the Bible has been going on since the books were first written, according to several sources, teen Bible quizzing began in 1946 as a way to encourage teens to study the Word of God. The first national Bible Quiz competition was held by Youth for Christ in 1950. And from there, it spread to many different organizations and denominations, including the EFCA.

Bible Quizzing has been going for 62 years now. Consider joining this tradition next year with Beacon Hill Church's Bible Quiz team!
  Quiz Teams Over the Years

Monday, June 11, 2012

What kind of time commitment does Bible Quizzing require?

We live in a busy world, and between school, church, sports, and extracurricular activities, teens are often the most busy people around. So, that raises the question of what kind of time commitment does the Bible Quiz Team demand? While the exact times may vary by person, our general guidelines are:

  • At least 2 read-thrus of the assigned chapter per day.  (About 1/2 hour)
  • Our 1 hour practice each Sunday between services (About 1 hour)
  • Approximately monthly quiz meets (We usually leave the church by 7 AM and return about 3 PM)
  • Twice a year, we'll have major quiz meets where we'll be staying overnight at host churches.  We leave on Friday night and return Saturday evening or Sunday noonish.  (Be watching for more details here as the season gets closer)
Studying, of course, is a highly personal affair.  Some teens can get by with the minimum read-thrus.  Others choose to incorporate it into their school study schedule, or set up get-togethers during the week to study and quiz with friends.  You get out of Bible Quiz Team, as with most things in life, what you put into it!
QUIZ TEAM: Study time! #biblequizzing

Monday, June 4, 2012

What other churches are involved in Bible Quizzing?

We've discussed that the Bible Quiz Team will be traveling to local churches on a monthly basis for Quiz Meets. That logically raises the question, "Where will be traveling to?" There are several local churches involved in Bible Quizzing - and we quiz with the Eastern District of the EFCA.

Most local meets will be with Trumbull, Cresskill, and Sparta since they are much closer to us.

DISTRICTS: Final scores after regular quizzing