What is Teen Bible Quiz?
Bible Quiz is a discipleship ministry geared for teens in sixth through 12th grade. Each year a different book or books of the New Testament are memorized by over 2,000 students across the Nation. Several times during the year students attend meets within their district in order to test their ability to memorize and understand God’s Word.
District and Regional meets take place in the Spring of each year with the top teams advancing to Nationals. Each year thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded to students for their hard work. If you love God, enjoy the thrill of competition, and want to have fun, then TBQ is for you!
Benefits of Quiz
Bible Quiz offers you a chance to travel all over the country! You get to stay in hotels, meet new friend and build lifelong relationships. While quizzing, you will learn how to work as a team with other youth from your church as you compete against other teams from all over!
Many quizzers have been awarded significant scholarship amounts due to their involvement in Teen Bible Quiz. Above all, you will learn God’s word and develop a deeper relationship with Him. Thirty minutes per day is all that’s required to get started. Try it this season. You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish!
What’s the Competition Like?
Quizzers compete in regularly scheduled meets (every 6 weeks or so) against teams from other churches. A quiz match consists of 20 questions with values of 10, 20, or 30 points each. In a quiz match, two teams of up to 3 quizzers (with up to 3 substitutes) each sit at the quizzing table. Using an electronic quiz box system, each quizzer has their own quiz pad so they can “beat others to the buzzer” and earn the right to answer the question. The team with the higher amount of points wins the match and the individual scores are recognized as well. Additionally, an element of debate is introduced where teams can “contest” the correctness of their answer or the incorrectness of the other team.
NJ Teen Bible Quiz offers three different, competitive divisions:
Youth in grades 6-12 study the entirety of the material in a given season season. Competition tends to be more fast-paced and competitive. A League quizzers generally travel more than those in other leagues and are eligible for greater amounts of scholarships. This division ends competition at the National Level.
Middle School League
For younger quizzers in grades 6-8. Typically, only half of the book(s) in a given quiz season are studied and quizzed over. This league consists of quiz teams in the same age category who generally compete at a standardized pace over a lesser amount of material. Ideal for younger or first-year quizzers, the MS League ends competition at the Regional Level.
New Jersey League
For youth in grades 6-12. As only half of the material is studied, the NJ League is ideal for first-year or inexperienced quizzers who are too old for the MS League. The pace is relaxed and this serves as a great introduction to quiz that will excite quizzers to move up to the A league. Competition ends at the State Level.
With over 25 teams in the state, competition is split between a North league and a South league, which greatly reduces travel time and adds a level of intrigue to District Finals, where the North teams and the South teams finally meet at the season’s end. Wherever your church is, we have a league for you!