FAQ2021-08-20T22:06:13-04:00
What IS Teen Bible Quiz?2021-06-02T13:25:34-04:00

Peninsular Florida Teen Bible Quiz is a ministry of the Youth Department of the Peninsular Florida District of the Assemblies of God. Bible Quiz is a tool for student discipleship.

Each year, over 2,000 high school and middle school students nationwide go deeper into God’s Word. The goal is threefold: Learn. Live. Lead. As students learn God’s Word, they become more passionate about God, give more to missions and impact their schools, churches, and communities.

How will TBQ help my youth group? How will it help my church?2021-06-02T13:27:51-04:00

Teen Bible Quiz is a tool for discipling students in the study and memorization of God’s Word. Disciples that truly understand God’s Word will be passionate about God, involved in missions both locally in their schools and around through world through AIM and other missions. They will understand the responsibility to love God, then their families and their church. Disciples understand what it means to serve, pray, and give.

The goal of TBQ is to develop students who learn God’s Word, live God’s Word, and lead from the foundation of God’s Word. Having more students like that can help every church, every youth group, every school, every community.

How do I find time for another program?2021-06-02T13:32:37-04:00

You don’t need to, because TBQ isn’t a program. It’s a tool for discipleship.

Of course, like any tool, the more time you spend learning how to use it, the more effective it can become. At its most basic, TBQ is a solid help in encouraging students to learn the Word. However, the more skilled craftsmen discover Bible Quiz is a multitool, capable of dramatic impact.

We always find time for what is most important to us. In fact, audit your time and you will discover what you truly value — not what you say you value or what you aspire to value, but what truly is most important to you.

I’m already discipling my students. Why should I add another tool?2021-06-02T13:39:58-04:00

Maybe you shouldn’t. If you are already using other discipleship tools, be sure to evaluate their effectiveness with the following questions:

  • Do your other discipleship tools demand memorization and recall of significant portions of Scripture?
  • Does your discipleship system train students to recall Scripture quickly, accurately, under pressure?
  • Can your students not only cite Scripture, but are they trained to defend what they know despite direct opposition?
  • Does your discipleship system connect your students with other students from your district and across the nation who are working towards the same goals?
  • Does your discipleship system directly provide opportunities to earn college scholarships?

If you can answer yes to all of the questions above, you might not need to include TBQ in your ministry.

However, if you answered no to any of those questions, or if you don’t even have a discipleship process in your student ministry, then TBQ was made for you.

Students are trained to commit significant portions of Scripture to memory. More importantly, they learn how to recall Scripture when they need it, and can defend what they know.

AND college scholarships are available through participation in Teen Bible Quiz.

What if my students get involved in TBQ and it becomes a clique?2021-06-02T13:42:00-04:00

If you are discipling students using TBQ, it is highly unlikely that they will become an exclusionary group. The best Bible Quizzers also tend to be the best servants, best leaders, and most highly involved and connected students in their youth groups.

Scripture tells us there were many who wanted to become Jesus’ disciples, but he had a favorite 12 he hung around, and even 3 who seemed to be extra special! (I wonder if others thought they were a clique?) These were the ones He used to change the world.

Your quizzers are world changers who will influence and connect to others and with others.

What materials do I need? How do I get started?2021-06-02T13:43:16-04:00

The official material for Bible Quiz ? including Scripture portions, practice questions, study guides, and more are available at MyHealthyChurch.com.

But you also will need an electronic quiz set (or two, depending on how many students you involve). We highly recommend the sets from Grass Lake Assembly of God. They are well made and highly affordable.

What age group is Bible Quiz for?2021-06-02T13:57:14-04:00

Teen Bible quiz is for students in grades 6 through 12. However, coaches, officials and parents can also participate in the National Memory Awards and quiz other adults at National Finals in July.

How much does it cost?2021-06-02T13:57:50-04:00

A church sponsoring a Bible Quiz program may charge what they deem appropriate. Typical expenses for families are any travel and lodging expenses related to quizzing events.

Churches often choose to pay quiz meet registration fees and provide scripture portions for their quizzers. Current registration fees can be found on our Registration page.

Materials, including scripture portions, practice questions, and study guides, can be purchased from MyHealthyChurch.com. Each church will also need a quiz box. We recommend the equipment sold by Grass Lake Ministries.

What does Bible Quiz offer my family?2021-06-02T13:45:36-04:00

Perhaps no other ministry involves the entire family as much as Bible Quiz. Bible Quiz offers a unique opportunity to connect with other like-minded families of faith. It also provides an opportunity for you to bond with your children while learning the Bible together. We have heard many stories from young adults about their fond memories of their Bible quiz experiences as a family.

In many instances, Bible Quiz is parent-driven. There are many parents who connect with their children by coaching and officiating, in addition to those who accompany their children to competition.

Competition is for the students, but parents are encouraged to memorize and learn right alongside them. Parents can even earn awards for memorization and discipleship.

What does Bible Quiz offer my son/daughter?2021-06-02T13:56:38-04:00

There is so much Bible Quiz offers, we will just list five specific things:

  1. College Scholarships. Thousands of dollars in scholarship money have been awarded to students because of their participation and achievement in Bible Quiz. Scholarships are available through the individual colleges and universities of the Assemblies of God, as well as through private scholarship grants.
  2. Skills in learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and time management. Students in Bible Quiz learn how to more effectively learn and memorize, as well as develop skills to apply what they learn in practical ways. Students who apply themselves to learning God’s Word in Bible Quiz consistently see improvement in other areas of learning, often seeing their GPA’s rise as they learn how to be more effective in their studies. Many Bible Quiz students have gone on to high level careers in law, mathematics, science, and business.
  3. Lifelong friendships. Competing with and against other students who take the Word of God seriously, while also taking seriously the command to love one another, develops friendships which are hard to find elsewhere.
  4. Awards and recognition. We love to award students for their efforts. Students can earn awards for memorization, meeting study goals, and more.
  5. A better understanding of God and what He has for them. We believe there is nothing greater than to know God. We believe this is our most basic Human Right. Bible Quiz students have the opportunity to spend several months learning, studying, and memorizing the very words of God. The benefits are eternal.
What age group is Bible Quiz for?2021-06-02T13:57:14-04:00

Teen Bible quiz is for students in grades 6 through 12. However, coaches, officials and parents can also participate in the National Memory Awards and quiz other adults at National Finals in July.

How much does it cost?2021-06-02T13:57:50-04:00

A church sponsoring a Bible Quiz program may charge what they deem appropriate. Typical expenses for families are any travel and lodging expenses related to quizzing events.

Churches often choose to pay quiz meet registration fees and provide scripture portions for their quizzers. Current registration fees can be found on our Registration page.

Materials, including scripture portions, practice questions, and study guides, can be purchased from MyHealthyChurch.com. Each church will also need a quiz box. We recommend the equipment sold by Grass Lake Ministries.

How much of a time commitment is this on our family?2021-06-02T13:58:38-04:00

For quizzers, as little as 5 minutes of study per day is all that is required to get started. Teams typically meet once a week for 1-2 hours. The season begins with the first league match in October and ends at District Finals in March. However, many teams start studying weekly when school starts, and it’s possible to quiz all the way to National Finals in July.

What can I expect from coaches in Bible Quiz?2021-06-02T13:59:32-04:00

Bible Quiz understands that for most participants and their families, the difference between a good experience and a bad experience is the coach. Bible Quiz coaches are encouraged to see the potential in every student and bring out the best in each one. A student’s success is not determined by wins and losses but how they convey the love of Christ to one another. Coaches uphold values such as a Christ-like attitude and lifestyle which serve as an example to participants. In most cases, coaches are parents just like you.

In other groups my teen has joined, they didn’t always get to participate very often. How is Bible Quiz different?2021-06-02T14:00:17-04:00

Bible Quiz is very participant-friendly with tons of opportunities to learn and grow in quiz. Students get lots of time on the buzzers during practice and at league meets. Every student has a chance to advance in quiz.

How can I find a team near me so I can enroll my teen?2021-06-02T14:01:26-04:00

Ask your youth pastor or senior pastor if there is a team in your church. If there is not, then encourage the formation of one.

What if our church doesn’t have a team?2021-06-02T14:02:01-04:00

We can help you get started. Contact Tim@PFBibleQuiz.com for more information.

How can I get involved?2017-01-23T22:15:22-05:00

Parents can help at weekly practices and as officials at league meets. Two officials are required per team. When families are involved, quizzers tend to advance more quickly and grow closer together.

Available Competition Divisions

We offer three competition divisions in Peninsular Florida: Advanced (A), Middle (M), and Experience (X). You choose* the division in which you and your students want to compete. We encourage you to aim high, but recognize that we all have different abilities, schedules, and commitments.
 

PF Experience

 

The PF Experience (X5 League) is a great place for those students beginning TBQ, or for those students already committed to many other activities.

 
Each Experience competition is non-cumulative, meaning it stands on its own and results are not carried over from one month to the next. Each Experience competition covers one chapter of Scripture. There are 10 Middle School Study Questions in each set. These are found on the Basic 5 CD. There are 2 Application Question in each set, also found on the Basic 5 CD. This means that students can already know 12 questions out of every 20-question match before they ever hear them in competition.

 

The other unique feature of Experience is that the first 12 questions in every match are toss-up questions. This is how that works

Before the match, a coin is tossed-up. The winner of the toss chooses to go first or second. The first team will be asked all the odd-numbered questions (1,3,5,7,9,11). The second team will be asked all the even-numbered questions (2,4,6,8,10,12). Only the first team may answer the odd-numbered questions and only the second team may answer the even-numbered questions, regardless of whether they are answered correctly or incorrectly.
Toss-up questions give students that might be slower on the buzzer an opportunity to answer questions and receive points.

 

Experience is open to all students in middle school and high school. This division competes only in November, December, January and February. Teams can compete in one, two, three or all four competitions.

 

PF Middle

PF Middle (M League) increases the amount of material learned for the student, but also increases the potential reward for each student.
 
Students competing in the Middle are eligible to receive awards for season-long individual scoring, and are also eligible (see the next paragraph for exceptions) to compete at District Finals.

 

The M League is open to all middle school and high school students during league competition only. Only middle school students are eligible to compete at District and Regional Finals. This division competes in November, December, January, February, District Finals in March and Regional Finals in May.

 

PF Advanced

PF Advanced (A League) competition offers the highest rewards while demanding the most from each student. This division covers the entirety of the material.

Of course, the greater number of verses requires more time from the student, but also offers more potential benefits. In addition to gaining a full understanding of the books of study, the student is eligible for awards and scholarships not available to students in the other divisions. This division is also eligible to compete all the way to National Finals.

Advanced is open to all middle school and high school students. League competition begins in November and National Finals concludes the season in July.

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