West Florida Junior Bible Quiz
Many people have discovered that Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) is one of the best ministries available to help children commit the Word of God to heart and learn to apply it to their lives. As one of the fastest growing programs in children’s ministry today, JBQ in the U.S. involves more than 10,000 children and over 2,000 teams.
What Is JBQ?
JBQ is a quizzing program that uses the Bible Fact-Pak as its foundational curriculum. The Bible Fact-Pak is a teaching tool that helps children learn, understand, and apply important Bible truths. It includes over 500 questions and answers. Some of the questions provide background about the Bible and its contents. Other questions explore the teachings and doctrine within the Bible. All of the questions together give children a solid basis for a strong and lasting relationship with God. The success of JBQ involves some exciting competition principles. During JBQ meets, two teams of four quizzers each sit behind a set of buzzers. Each quizzer may activate his own buzzer at any point during the reading of the question, and the first one to buzz in gets to answer. If the answer is correct, the quizzer’s team is awarded points based on the difficulty of the question. Through the competition of quizzing, children learn to win without boasting, lose without complaining, and treat opponents and officials with respect.
The Goal of JBQ
JBQ, based on cooperative competition, motivates children to learn the questions and answers in the Bible Fact-Pak and helps assess their knowledge. But the primary goal of JBQ is to plant the Word deep in the hearts of children so they may grow in close relationship with God. Elementary-age children, especially in grades three through six, are often referred to as being in the “golden age of memorization.” Poems, Bible verses, and stories learned at this age can usually be quoted for a lifetime. How important it is to capitalize on the ability to memorize God’s Word!