On behalf of Pen Florida JBQ, we are thrilled to have your church join our amazing ministry. My name is Reannah Horton, and I have the privilege of overseeing the Pen Florida District for Junior Bible Quiz. While this is my third year as District coordinator, I have been heavily involved in JBQ ministry for nineteen years. My journey in Junior Bible Quiz began as a quizzer in 2005, and I since have served as an official, coach, and league coordinator. JBQ has been the greatest spiritual and biblical influence in my life, and it is an honor to give back to this amazing ministry. My prayer is that your church experiences the same blessings.
As the District Coordinator for Pen Florida, I want our children to have unwavering confidence in their faith in Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, as a District we will:
- Promote discipleship that nurtures children’s spiritual growth and biblical understanding. We want our children to develop a love and a hunger for God’s Word. (Deuteronomy 6:4)
- Create a fun yet competitive environment that instills our quizzers with an unshakeable confidence. We want to bolster an Elijah generation that will be equipped to speak boldly about their faith in Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 3:15)
- Extend opportunities for JBQ fellowship that exceeds the traditional quiz season. We want to foster community across the District. (Proverbs 27:17 & Hebrews 10:25-26)
- Encourage the natural progression of Bible Quiz from JBQ to TBQ. We want our children to continue to habitually study the Word of God through their secondary years as they venture into adulthood. (Proverbs 22:6)
- Expand the JBQ ministry to everyone–whether in a church, school, or homeschool setting. The Gospel is for everyone, and we want everyone to participate. (Acts 2:39 & John 17:21-23)
Last season, our theme throughout the Pen Florida District focused on the Armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-18. We explored how we can use God’s armor to protect ourselves from Satan’s flaming arrows as we accomplish the will of God. Our theme this season is an extension of the Armor of God. This season, our theme is titled “Created for a Purpose on Purpose.” Throughout the 2023-2024 JBQ season, we will focus on Jeremiah 1:4-9. We will learn that God has chosen us for a purpose and has placed us in this exact moment in history to accomplish His plan for the world.
I can’t wait to hear how Junior Bible Quiz impacts your church, your quizzers, and their families. I pray you have a wonderful season and that your quizzers’ lives are forever changed.
Pen Florida Junior Bible Quiz
West League & District Coordinator