What is Teen Bible Quizzing?
It is a unique ministry that combines a study of the Bible, competition,
fellowship and disciple-making into one program that is attractive to teenagers.
Endorsed and governed by Nazarene Youth International, teen quizzing aims to
1. An avenue of meaningful Bible Study for youth to attain a deep and intimate knowledge of Scripture
2. A means of increasing fellowship and interaction among youth around the world
3. An integral part of the outreach and discipleship aspects of local church youth
4. A medium for the training and mentoring of youth leadership
5. A catalyst for encouraging active participation in ministry and mission projects
6. A bridge for building relationships between youth from different backgrounds
7. An arena for exciting Christian competition.
Overview and Top 10 Myths about Teen Bible Quizzing
Synopsis of Competition Rules
Teen Bible Quiz Cycle
2011-2012 Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter
2013-2014 Romans, James
2015-2016 Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
2017-2018 1 & 2 Corinthians
The Mississippi District Program
The Director: David Phillips (Dayspring Community Church - Clinton, MS). David has been a Quiz Coach and Quizmaster on the Kentucky and Mississippi districts since 1995. David also coaches the MS District Level A and B teams at Regional TNT competition at Trevecca Nazarene University.
The Season: The quiz season begins every September in the Jackson, MS area and ends with the District Quiz Finals in March. Even though meets occur one Saturday of each month, the host church changes each time to provide a variety and a balance of travel time for all involved. If overnight stays are required, we will coordinate with the host church to provide accommodations.
The study material of Epistles and Gospels repeats every 8 years (see table above).
The Competition: Competing as teams consisting of up to 5 quizzers, the quizzers follow a round-robin schedule that concludes in the early afternoon. Awards are given for the top individual achievements and final team standings.
Teen Quizzing FAQ's
Q: How much does it cost?
A: $20 per quiz team at each quiz meet.
Q: Our teens are too busy. How can I get them to study?
A: Help them (or their parents) prioritize their activities. For example, try replacing 10 minutes of TV, phone or computer with reading the Scripture. Use the Bible quiz material as a daily devotional.
Q: Will their grades suffer in school?
A: In most cases, the grades actually improve! The teens apply study techniques from Bible quizzing to academics. Keep praying and believing in your teens. They will amaze you with what they can learn!
How To Get Started
A. Find 1 or more coaches who can commit to teaching God's Word to teens.
B. All you need is at least 1 teen! We'll find a team for them at the quiz meet.
C. Order the study material (see table below) from the Nazarene site at http://www.youthquiz.com/.
D. Make practices fun and teen oriented.
E. Get the team to the first quiz - make it a fun time (go to a mall, miniature golf...)
F. Don't judge success of this ministry on wins & losses. Do judge success on teens learning God's Word.
Recommended Materials and Equipment
For Each Quizzer:
Quizzer’s Study Guide (the yellow book). $9 from Youthquiz or Acmequiz
Scripture Portion with StudyMaps. $12 from Createspace
Spiral-Bound NIV Scripture Portion. 12 from Youthquiz or Acmequiz
OPTIONAL: Review Questions (the blue book). $15 from Youthquiz or Acmequiz
OPTIONAL: Listening CD (either audio CD or MP3 files). $10 from Youthquiz or Acmequiz
OPTIONAL: Memory Verse Quote System (with flash cards). $8 from Acmequiz
Quizzer’s Study Guide (the yellow book). $8.99 from Youthquiz or Acmequiz
Spiral-Bound NIV Scripture Portion. $7.99-$8.45 from Youthquiz or Acmequiz
Recommended: Review Activities (OK to make copies for your program). $14.95 from Acmequiz
OPTIONAL: Setmaker access at Youthquiz.com. $15 from Youthquiz
OPTIONAL: QuizMaster Software. $9.95 from Acmequiz
Equipment for Churches:
OPTION 1: $170, not including the laptop computer.
$100 – Jump Seats (clone pads). Two teams of 5. Purchase from www.quizequipment.com
$Free - QuizMachine software to see who jumped first and keep score. I’ve purchased several licenses. Download the software from www.quizstuff.com. Call or email me to get a license code. $UseYourOwn - Laptop computer with parallel printer port, Windows 98/ME/XP and QuizMachine software loaded.
$70 – Interface Box (connects Jump Seats to laptop’s parallel port)
OPTION 2: $295 (or $342)
$295 - Quiz-Time Model 250. Two teams of 5. Purchase from www.quiztime.com. (The 3 team, 15 seat model costs $342). This item gives you the seats and a display board which indicates the first person to jump. No laptop required, does not keep score.
OPTION 3: $240 (or $295)
$240 - Acme Quiz 2-Team Interface. Two teams of 5. Purchase from Acmequiz. (The 3 team, 15 seat model costs $295). This item gives you the seats and software program which manages the scoring of the game. Computer with USB port required.